Lecture Notes

[EEL] = Amazon logo Lewis, Elmer E. Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780123706317.

Selected lecture notes are provided below.

LECTURE TOPICS LECTURE SLIDES/NOTES/REFERENCES
1 Reactor Fundamentals / Nomenclature / Nuclear Reactions / Nuclear Stability

Chapter 1 [EEL]

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2 Neutron Sources / Binding Energy / Fission Process / Chart of Nuclides

Chapter 1 [EEL] (cont.)

3 Radioactive Decay / Cross-Sections

Chapters 2 and 3 [EEL]

(PDF) (cont.)

4 Compound Nucleus / Resonances / Neutron Scattering Chapters 2 and 3 [EEL] (cont.)
5 Neutron Slowing Down / Neutron Flux / Moderators / Energy Condensation Chapter 2 and 3 [EEL] (cont.)
6 Power Reactors I (LWRs / Neutron Life Cycle)

Chapter 4 [EEL]

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7 Power Reactors II (CANDU / Advanced LWRs, Gas Reactors, ...) Chapter 4 [EEL] (cont.)
10 Transport Equation Notes (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)
11 Criticality / Flux / Current / BCs Notes (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)
12 Kinetics Approximation

Notes (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)

Chapter 5 [EEL]

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13 Delayed Neutrons / Photoneutrons / Inhour Chapter 5 [EEL] (cont.)
14 Prompt Jump Approximation Chapter 5 [EEL] (cont.)
16 Diffusion Equation – One Group Chapter 6 [EEL]
17 Non-Multiplying Systems / Multiplying Systems Chapter 6 [EEL] (cont.)
18 Diffusion – Two Groups Notes (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 1.9MB)
19 Bare reactors / Reflectors Chapter 7 [EEL]
20 Control Rods / Burnable Poisons Chapter 7 [EEL] (cont.)
22 Energy Transport

Chapter 8 [EEL]

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23 Reactivity Feedback / Transients

Chapter 9 [EEL]

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24 Reactor Control / Xenon / Samarium Chapter 10 [EEL]
25 Depletion / MA Chapter 10 [EEL] (cont.)