Volume 80, Number 3, November 2007
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||10 October 2007|
Classical statistical thermodynamics approach for the exergy of nuclear radiation
Candida Oancea Institute, Polytechnic University of Bucharest - Spl. Independentei 313, Bucharest 060042, Romania
Accepted: 13 September 2007
The exergy of nuclear radiation is evaluated by using a simple classical statistical thermodynamic approach. Only radiation particles with non-zero rest mass are considered (i.e. protons, neutrons, alpha and beta particles). The starting point is Weisskopf's compound nucleus evaporation theory.
PACS: 05.70.Ln – Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics / 84.60.Bk – Performance characteristics of energy conversion systems; figure of merit / 89.30.-g – Energy resources
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