Jeffrey Mahn, Ionizing Radiation Risk - Risk Issues are Emotional. Solutions are Technical. Decisions are Political.
- Jeffrey Mahn
- radiation risk
- ionizing radiation risk
- Linear NoThreshold Hypothesis
- low dose radiation
- risk definition
- chance of dying
- loss of life expectancy
- dose rate
- acute dose
- chronic dose
- Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
- International Commission on Radiological Protection
- United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
- Collective Dose
- radiation phobia
- TD Luckey
Jeffrey Mahn, Radiation Basics - Energy Deposition in Matter.Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation. Radioactive Decay, the process by which an unstable atomic nucleus becomes more stable by emitting energy in the form of particles or ionizing electromagnetic waves.
Jeffrey Mahn, Nuclear Reactor Safety. All energy forms have upsides and downsides - nuclear energy is no exception. Upside, enormous amount of energy produced by U-235 fission - ~1.5 million times more energy per gram of fuel than hydrocarbon fuels. Downside, energy from decay of radioactive fission products continues to produce heat, which must be removed.
Ramón Cruz has a story about growing up in poverty in the Dominican Republic and deciding to study nuclear engineering in the United States. It is a tremendous success story with many interesting personal details.