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By Hamish MacKinnon Banford (auth.), Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker (eds.)

John Maynard Keynes is credited with the aphorism that the long term view in economics has to be taken within the gentle that "in the long term we're aU dead". it isn't in any spirit of gloom although that we invite our readers of the 16th quantity within the evaluation sequence, Advances in Nuclear technology and expertise, to take an extended view. the 2 valuable roles of nuclear strength lie within the army sphere - no longer addressed as such during this serie- within the sphere of the centralised construction of strength, and mainly electrical energy iteration. The speedy desire for this latter has receded within the present period of constrained economies, vanishing progress premiums and coffee surpluses of oil immediate markets of the area. Nuclear power has its most vital position as an coverage opposed to the tough occasions to come back. yet will the call for come at a time while the present reactors with their heavy use of usual uranium feed shares are for use or in an period the place different features of the gas offer needs to be exploited? The time scale is satisfactorily doubtful and the length of the call for so unascertainable good ahead coverage needs to count on that by the point the main call for comes, the quite on hand common uranium could have been mostly fed on within the negative convertors of the present thermal fission programme.

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This apparent. tolerance is achieved, however, at the expense of maintaining the polymer at a very low temperature. 2 K, and ideally they should be done simultaneously. Also the effects of neutron radiation require to be fully ascertained. Gamma has been the most widely used type of radiation for radiation effects studies, probably out of convenience. However as shown in Figure 7 (52) the main radiation energy input to the coil insulation will come from neutrons, gammas contributing only around ten percent.

At present there appear to be few details concerning the effects that sputtering or blistering caused by ion bombardment have on flashover strength. Resistivity has been studied and work in this direction has shown that design resistivity requirements of around lOb n-m for neutralbeam injector insulators operating at modest temperatures should be met. Unfortunately the situation is not so simple at elevated temperatures where the variation of resistivity with ionizing radiation can be rather complex.

Copyright 1957 by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. Used with the permission of McGraw-Hill Book Company. ) They are termed this because heat is generally used in the curing process, the final product becoming solid while still hot. It is not possible to resoften such a material by further heating and it remains insoluble and infusible until it finally decomposes at a sufficiently high temperature. The resins take their name from the epoxide group o \ / \ -C--CH Figure 11 The epoxide group. which forms part of the molecule of epichlorohydrin, one of the two reactants used in the manufacture of the resin.

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