1st Edition

Nuclear Materials An Overview

By Haydee Domenech Copyright 2025
    206 Pages 2 Color & 77 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book reviews the critical scope of nuclear materials, which play an essential role in decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. It traces historical landmarks from the years preceding World War II to the atomic bomb era. Key topics covered include the concept of nuclear materials and their connection to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the steps of the nuclear fuel cycle, and advanced reactor technologies. Additionally, the book addresses safety and security considerations, including radioactive waste and spent fuel management. Through this comprehensive exploration, readers can gain insights into the intricate world of nuclear materials, their impact on global security, and the path toward sustainable energy solutions.

    Preface.  Radioactivity and Radioactive Materials. Atoms for Peace. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Overview. Safety in Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities. Overview of Nuclear Reactors. Nuclear Reactor Safety. Environmental Impact of Nuclear Materials. Index.


    Haydee Domenech has extensive experience in Radiation Safety. Her career began at the Nuclear Research Institute in 1970. Over the years, she held various roles within the National Commission of Atomic Energy, the Secretariat for Nuclear Affairs, and the Center for Radiological Protection and Hygiene, in Havana, Cuba. Her work involved Radiation Safety Programs, Health Physics consulting for diverse radioactive facilities, and Radioactive Waste Management. Additionally, she is experienced in Safety Regulations, Licensing, Emergency Handling, Training, and Data Management for Radiation Protection.