The politics and technology of nuclear proliferation /

Politics and technology intersect in the international effort to prevent nuclear proliferation. Written for scientists, policy makers, journalists, students, and concerned citizens, The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation makes a highly complex subject understandable. This comprehensive...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mozley, Robert Fred, 1917-
Format: eBook
Published: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1998.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Nuclear Confrontation. Dangers during the Cold War. Dangers from New Proliferation. The Threat of Anonymous Attack. Proponents of Proliferation
  • 2. Introduction to the Technology. Requirements for Producing a Nuclear Weapon. Nuclear Physics. Sources of Uranium
  • 3. Plutonium Production in Nuclear Reactors. Plutonium and Nuclear Weapons. Types of Nuclear Reactors. Reactor Construction by Less-Developed Nations. Chemical Reprocessing of Reactor Fuel. Proliferation Implications. The Threat of Plutonium Theft
  • 4. Uranium Enrichment. Separative Work Unit. Electromagnetic Separation. Gaseous-Diffusion Enrichment. Centrifuge Enrichment. Aerodynamic Enrichment. Chemical Enrichment. Laser Separation. Combined Techniques.