Nuclear Engineering
The application of mechanical engineering techniques to the design, construction, and operation of nuclear technology.

Includes measuring radiation, using nuclear materials in industrial and medical applications, instruments, nuclear fuels, nuclear reactors, plasma theory, lasers, and magnetic containment technology applications, and devices for particle manipulation, heat utilization and management, radiation shielding, nuclear physics, and particle and nuclear weapons and power plants.

Also important are safety issues such as dealing with radioactive materials, knowledge of the effects of radiation on biont and vec health, and protocols for handling emergencies. Also used in ship design and fusion, fusion pulse, amat, and conversion-drive rocket exhaust and safe distance calculations; and the environmental impact of radioactive contaminants.
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 09 December 2001.