Reactor accident chemistry an update
Journal article, 2018

A review and discussion of some of the literature on the subject of serious nuclear reactor accidents. This review addresses some biological issues such as the influence of dose rate on the ability of radiation to cause harm, the chemistry of a selection of serious accidents and the behaviour of a series of important fission products and the actinides. This review is intended for scientists with a professional interest in nuclear reactors, chemists in general and I expect that it will be of use to historians with an interest in the nuclear industry and its relationship with wider society.

fission products

nuclear accidents

nuclear fuel

cesium

nuclear reactors

radiation

radioactivity

nuclear power

Author

Mark Foreman

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material, Nuclear Chemistry

COGENT CHEMISTRY

2331-2009 (ISSN)

Vol. 4 1 1450944

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Chemical Process Engineering

History of Technology

DOI

10.1080/23312009.2018.1450944

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6/15/2018