Introduction to Nuclear Science
|UW-L Author:||Jeff C. Bryan, Ph.D.
Bryan, Jeff C. Introduction to Nuclear Science. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2009.
There are many excellent nuclear chemistry textbooks available for teaching science or engineering seniors or graduate students, but very few for those lacking an extensive science and math background. Introduction to Nuclear Science provides a much-needed textbook for those seeking a more accessible introduction to the topic.
The book presents a complete introduction to nuclear chemistry and physics, including fundamental concepts, relevant mathematics, current applications, and health issues. It covers energetics, radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, detection methods, and safety measures, including monitoring and regulations. The text also includes material relevant to medical professionals generating and using ionizing radiation for diagnostics and therapy. It provides a balanced view of important contemporary topics such as nuclear power, weapons, and food/mail irradiation.
About the Author
Jeff C. Bryan was born in
Dr. Bryan earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the
He then spent eight years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory researching new compounds for removal of cesium from nuclear waste. In 2002, he made a long-anticipated move to academia by accepting a position with the chemistry department at UW-La Crosse. He currently teaches Nuclear Chemistry, Radiation Physics and Introduction to Nuclear Science. He also serves as Director of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program.