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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
1. ATOMIC NATURE OF MATTER
 
Structure of Matter
Subatomic Particles
Bohr Model of the Atom
Measuring Units on the Atomic Scale
Nuclides
Isotopes
Atomic and Nuclear Radii
Nuclear Forces
Summary
 
2. CHART OF THE NUCLIDES
 
Chart of the Nuclides
Information for Stable Nuclides
Information for Unstable Nuclides
Neutron - Proton Ratios
Natural Abundance of Isotopes
Enriched and Depleted Uranium
Summary
 
3. MASS DEFECT AND BINDING ENERGY
 
Mass Defect
Binding Energy
Energy Levels of Atoms
Energy Levels of the Nucleus
Summary
 
4. MODES OF RADIOACTIVE DECAY
 
Stability of Nuclei
Natural Radioactivity
Nuclear Decay
Alpha Decay
Beta Decay
Electron Capture (EC, K-capture)
Gamma Emission
Internal Conversion
Isomers and Isomeric Transition
Decay Chains
Predicting Type of Decay
Summary
 
5. RADIOACTIVITY
 
Radioactive Decay Rates
Units of Measurement for Radioactivity
Variation of Radioactivity Over Time
Radioactive Half-Life
Plotting Radioactive Decay
Radioactive Equilibrium
Transient Radioactive Equilibrium
Summary
 
6. NEUTRON INTERACTIONS
 
Scattering
Elastic Scattering
Inelastic Scattering
Absorption Reactions
Radiative Capture
Particle Ejection
Fission
Summary
 
7. NUCLEAR FISSION
 
Fission
Liquid Drop Model of a Nucleus
Critical Energy
Fissile Material
Fissionable Material
Fertile Material
Binding Energy Per Nucleon (BE/A)
Summary
 
8. ENERGY RELEASE FROM FISSION
 
Calculation of Fission Energy
Estimation of Decay Energy
Distribution of Fission Energy
Summary
 
9. INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER
 
Interaction of Radiation With Matter
Alpha Radiation
Beta Minus Radiation
Positron Radiation
Neutron Radiation
Gamma Radiation
Summary
 
10. NEUTRON LIFE CYCLE
 
Infinite Multiplication Factor
Four Factor Formula
Fast Fission Factor
Resonance Escape Probability
Thermal Utilization Factor
Reproduction Factor
Effective Multiplication Factor
Fast Non-Leakage Probability
Thermal Non-Leakage Probability
Six Factor Formula
Neutron Life Cycle of a Fast Reactor
Summary
 
11. REACTIVITY
 
Application of the Effective Multiplication Factor
Reactivity
Units of Reactivity
Reactivity Coefficients and Reactivity Defects
Summary
 
12. REACTIVITY COEFFICIENTS
 
Moderator Effects
Moderator Temperature Coefficient
Fuel Temperature Coefficient
Pressure Coefficient
Void Coefficient
Summary
 
13. NEUTRON POISONS
 
Fixed Burnable Poisons
Soluble Poisons
Non-Burnable Poisons
Summary
 
14. XENON
 
Fission Product Poisons
Production and Removal of Xenon
Xenon - Response to Reactor Shutdown
Xenon - Oscillations
Xenon - Response to Reactor Power Changes
Summary
 
15. SAMARIUM AND OTHER FISSION PRODUCT POISONS
 
Production and Removal of Samarium
Samarium - Response to Reactor Shutdown
Other Neutron Poisons
Summary
 
16. CONTROL RODS
 
Selection of Control Rod Materials
Types of Control Rods
Control Rod Effectiveness
Integral and Differential Control Rod Worth
Rod Control Mechanisms
Summary
Summary


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