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An Introduction to Nuclear Energy

19 Aug 2013

On Wednesday, 23 October (10am - 4pm) in Second Floor Conference Room, Schuster Building.

nuclear energy

This one-day course will cover the following topics:

History and development of radiation and nuclear fission

  • types of radiation, nuclear model of the atom, dose rates, background radiation

How a nuclear reactor works

  • neutrons, chain reactions, moderators, control rods, different types of reactors

The nuclear fuel cycle

  • mining, enrichment, reprocessing, waste management, geological disposal 

New generation of nuclear reactors

  • reactor evolution, passive safety systems, meltdown containment, lessons learned

The UK nuclear industry

  • new build, NDA, CoRWM, international context


The registration fee is £350 (£100 for full-time students).

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