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Life at the center of the energy crisis [electronic resource] : a technologist's search for a black swan / George H. Miley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Author/Creator:
Miley, George H. (George Hunter), 1933-
Publication:
[Hackensack] N.J. : World Scientific, c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (234 p.)
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Subjects:
Nuclear engineers -- United States -- Biography.
Nuclear energy -- Research -- United States -- History.
Miley, George H. (George Hunter), 1933-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis: A Technologist's Search for a Black Swan describes the story of the author's work and struggles in the field of energy research. The author's experience in the field spans from work with Admiral Rickover and the Nuclear Navy to research with NASA designing propulsion for spacecraft to travel to Mars. The book provides insights into the differences between nuclear research done during the Cold War by the two superpowers, and offers a commentary on the flaws in each system with hope for change in the future. The book also provides a look into the developm
Contents:
Early days and searching for a starting path
Burnable poison control for nuclear submarine reactors
Nuclear pulse propagation and fission reactor kinetics
Nuclear pumped laser (NPL) research
Direct electron beam pumped laser
Advanced lasers
Alpha particle effects in thermonuclear fusion devices
Alternate fusion concepts
Advanced fuel fusion and direct energy conversion
Inertial confinement fusion (ICF)
Inertial electrostatic confinement (IEC) fusion
Low energy nuclear reactions (LENR)
Hydrogen economy and fuel cells
Fusion propulsion and space colonization
Nuclear batteries
Computation and theory
Nuclear power plant safety board and Illinois low-level waste site
Teaching, education, and university administration
Creation of a small company, NPL Associates, Inc
Where am I in the search? What have I found?
Concluding comments.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-299-46264-2
981-4436-50-X
OCLC:
844311048