Encyclopedia > Nuclear engineering

  Article Content

Nuclear engineering

Nuclear engineering is the practical application of the principles of nuclear physics and the interaction between radiation and matter. This field of engineering includes the design, analysis, development, testing, operation and maintenance of nuclear fission systems and components, specifically, nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. The field can also include the study of nuclear fusion, medical applications of radiation, heat transport, nuclear fuels technology and the effect of radioactive waste or radioactivity in the environment.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Shamanism

... men and witch doctors. It has beem especially common among circumpolar peoples; in Old Norse Religion[?], however, shamanism was seen as un-manly and practiced mainl ...