Introduction to nuclear energy / reactors – comparison of different modes of energy generation – ecological and environmental aspects


Nuclear reactions – concept of half life, nuclear minerals – related exploration and processing


Material requirements – structural materials, coolants, shielding materials and fuel rods – fabrication requirements


Nuclear irradiation effects on structural materials – safe guards, safety and health protection


Strategic issues – current status and major needs, overview of nuclear scenario in India, nuclear scenario at international level.


1.       Benjamin M. M., Van Nostrand “Nuclear Reactor Materials and Applications”, Reinhold Company Inc, 1983


2.        Henley E.J., & Herbert Kouts, “Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology”.