Courses tagged with "Nuclear Science and Engineering" (41)

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Starts : 1997-01-01
12 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

Hands-on introduction to NMR presenting background in classical theory and instrumentation. Each lecture is followed by lab experiments to demonstrate ideas presented during the lecture and to familiarize students with state-of-the-art NMR instrumentation. Experiments cover topics ranging from spin dynamics to spectroscopy, and include imaging.

Starts : 2006-09-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

This course explores elements of nuclear physics for engineering students. It covers basic properties of the nucleus and nuclear radiations; quantum mechanical calculations of deuteron bound-state wave function and energy; n-p scattering cross section; transition probability per unit time and barrier transmission probability. It also covers binding energy and nuclear stability; interactions of charged particles, neutrons, and gamma rays with matter; radioactive decays; and energetics and general cross section behavior in nuclear reactions.

Starts : 2006-09-01
15 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course has been designed as a seminar to give students an understanding of how scientists with medical or scientific degrees conduct research in both hospital and academic settings. There will be interactive discussions with research clinicians and scientists about the career opportunities and research challenges in the biomedical field, which an MIT student might prepare for by obtaining an MD, PhD, or combined degrees. The seminar will be held in a case presentation format, with topics chosen from the radiological sciences, including current research in magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and other nuclear imaging techniques, and advances in radiation therapy. With the lectures as background, we will also examine alternative and related options such as biomedical engineering, medical physics, and medical engineering. We'll use as examples and points of comparisons the curriculum paths available through MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. In past years we have given very modest assignments such as readings in advance of or after a seminar, and a short term project.

Starts : 2015-01-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This experimental one-week course is a freshman-accessible hands-on introduction to Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT. Students build and test their own Geiger Counter, and so doing, they explore different types and sources of radiation, how to detect them, how to shield them, how to accurately count / measure their activity, and explore cryptographical applications of radiation. This course is meant to be enjoyable and rigorous at the same time.

This course was offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs during January each year.

WARNING NOTICE:

An activity described in this course is potentially hazardous and requires a high level of safety training, special facilities and equipment, and supervision by appropriate individuals. You bear the sole responsibility, liability, and risk for the implementation of such safety procedures and measures. MIT shall have no responsibility, liability, or risk for the content or implementation of any of the material presented. Legal Notice

Starts : 2005-09-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

This course is a graduate level subject on electromagnetic theory with particular emphasis on basics and applications to Nuclear Science and Engineering. The basic topics covered include electrostatics, magnetostatics, and electromagnetic radiation. The applications include transmission lines, waveguides, antennas, scattering, shielding, charged particle collisions, Bremsstrahlung radiation, and Cerenkov radiation.

Acknowledgments

Professor Freidberg would like to acknowledge the immense contributions made to this course by its previous instructors, Ian Hutchinson and Ron Parker.

Starts : 2015-09-01
12 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

Engineering principles of nuclear reactors, emphasizing power reactors. Topics include power plant thermodynamics, reactor heat generation and removal (single-phase as well as two-phase coolant flow and heat transfer), structural mechanics, and engineering considerations in reactor design.

Starts : 2010-09-01
17 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

In this course, students explore the engineering design of nuclear power plants using the basic principles of reactor physics, thermodynamics, fluid flow and heat transfer. Topics include reactor designs, thermal analysis of nuclear fuel, reactor coolant flow and heat transfer, power conversion cycles, nuclear safety, and reactor dynamic behavior.

Starts : 2014-09-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

This half-semester course introduces computational methods for solving physical problems, especially in nuclear applications. The course covers ordinary and partial differential equations for particle orbit, and fluid, field, and particle conservation problems; their representation and solution by finite difference numerical approximations; iterative matrix inversion methods; stability, convergence, accuracy and statistics; and particle representations of Boltzmann's equation and methods of solution such as Monte-Carlo and particle-in-cell techniques.

Starts : 2006-09-01
11 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

This course integrates studies of engineering sciences, reactor physics and safety assessment into nuclear power plant design. Topics include materials issues in plant design and operations, aspects of thermal design, fuel depletion and fission-product poisoning, and temperature effects on reactivity, safety considerations in regulations and operations, such as the evolution of the regulatory process, the concept of defense in depth, General Design Criteria, accident analysis, probabilistic risk assessment, and risk-informed regulations.

Starts : 2012-02-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This class covers basic concepts of nuclear physics with emphasis on nuclear structure and interactions of radiation with matter. Topics include elementary quantum theory; nuclear forces; shell structure of the nucleus; alpha, beta and gamma radioactive decays; interactions of nuclear radiations (charged particles, gammas, and neutrons) with matter; nuclear reactions; fission and fusion.

Starts : 2015-09-01
11 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course provides an introduction to nuclear science and its engineering applications. It describes basic nuclear models, radioactivity, nuclear reactions and kinematics; covers the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter, with an emphasis on radiation detection, radiation shielding, and radiation effects on human health; and presents energy systems based on fission and fusion nuclear reactions, as well as industrial and medical applications of nuclear science.

Starts : 2006-09-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is important in fields as diverse as Astrophysics and Controlled Fusion. Plasma is often referred to as "the fourth state of matter." This course introduces the study of the nature and behavior of plasma. A variety of models to describe plasma behavior are presented.

Starts : 2006-09-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

The plasma state dominates the visible universe, and is important in fields as diverse as Astrophysics and Controlled Fusion. Plasma is often referred to as "the fourth state of matter." This course introduces the study of the nature and behavior of plasma. A variety of models to describe plasma behavior are presented.

Starts : 2010-09-01
8 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

Starts : 2010-09-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

Starts : 2010-09-01
13 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Students taking the graduate version, Sustainable Energy, complete additional assignments.

Starts : 2004-02-01
13 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry.

Starts : 2015-02-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

In this course, we will lay the foundation for understanding how materials behave in nuclear systems. In particular, we will build on a solid base of nuclear material fundamentals in order to understand radiation damage and effects in fuels and structural materials. This course consists of a series of directed readings, lectures on video, problem sets, short research projects, and class discussions with worked examples. We will start with an overview of nuclear materials, where they are found in nuclear systems, and how they fail. We will then develop the formalism in crystallography as a common language for materials scientists everywhere. This will be followed by the development of phase diagrams from thermodynamics, which predict how binary alloy systems evolve towards equilibrium. Then effects of stress, defects, and kinetics will be introduced. These will all be tied together when developing theories about how radiation, particularly neutrons and heavy charged particles, interact with solid matter to produce defects and evolve microstructure. A few applications of radiation effects will then be treated with this newfound framework, including the change of material properties under irradiation, void swelling, embrittlement, loss of ductility, and the simulation of in-reactor irradiation (neutrons) with heavy ions.

Starts : 2007-02-01
8 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences Graduate MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare

This course discusses MHD equilibria in cylindrical, toroidal, and noncircular tokamaks. It covers derivation of the basic MHD model from the Boltzmann equation, use of MHD equilibrium theory in poloidal field design, MHD stability theory including the Energy Principle, interchange instability, ballooning modes, second region of stability, and external kink modes. Emphasis is on discovering configurations capable of achieving good confinement at high beta.

Starts : 2003-09-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Physical Sciences MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

Transport is among the most fundamental and widely studied phenomena in science and engineering. This subject will lay out the essential concepts and current understanding, with emphasis on the molecular view, that cut across all disciplinary boundaries. (Suitable for all students in research.)

  • Broad perspectives of transport phenomena
  • From theory and models to computations and simulations
  • Micro/macro coupling
  • Current research insights

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