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Nuclear Energy

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Nuclear energy covers technology of reactors, different types of reactors, their history and development, exploitation in different countries, operating experiences, problems of nuclear waste.
OSHA, NFPA and EPA regulations specify what safety precautions must be taken at power plants. Also various state and local regulations must be considered as well.
If you mean energy produced by nuclear reactors, then "heat" and"light" would be the answers (Just think of the sun)
uranium is put in a nuclear reactor and the atoms in it are splitapart creating enormous amounts of heat.the heat is then used toboil water creating steam and turning turbines creating energy[electricity]
A schematic diagram will show the connections required for the process concerned, which might be an electrical process or a pipework system. Such a diagram enables you to understand the connections without bothering with the physical layout of the system. In contrast a layout diagram will show the...
Solar (Light), Wind and Hydro (Water)
No, nuclear power is a decent source of energy, depending upon thereactor design and siting. Locating reactors over fault lines ornear ocean shore lines seems unwise.
Pretty much anything within the grid radius of the 104 nuclear power plants in the US, and the several hundred worldwide.
Darlington power station refers to a series of two coal-fired powerstations situated in Darlington in County Durham , North East England .
There are no hazards from nuclear power stations. However, thesestations need careful design, good quality during installation,skillful operators, good maintenance, and application of goodsafety rules during operation and when dealing with nuclear waste.
because with nuclear energy there in no need for fossil fuels, and the only by product is steam. The waste however from nuclear energy plantsdo produce waste uranium, which is hard as hell to get rid off unless u truck it to Nevada to hide in the desert. This technology is amazing and should be used...
In the United states About 20 percent of the total electricity used. In Australia on the other hand none of the power comes from NE.
The challenge of making nuclear power safer doesn't endafter the power has been generated. Nuclear fuel remainsdangerously radioactive for thousands of years after it isno longer useful in a commercial reactor. The resulting waste disposal problem has become a major challengefor...
No, but there would be more release of radioactivity because the reactor itself would probably be melted in the explosion.
A nuclear reactor works by using the energy that is releasedwhen the nucleus of a heavy atom splits. That process is calledfission. . In reactors, fission occurs when uranium atoms are hit byslow-moving neutrons. Absorbing these excess neutrons sometimescauses the atoms to break apart. As the...
Hydrogen is not changed into helium in nuclear fission. Innuclear physics, nuclear fusion is a reaction in which twoor more lighter atomic nuclei are forced together and are fusedinto a heavier nucleus. In the case of the formation of hydrogeninto helium, our sun does that in what is called the...
Rub it off . Radioactive polonium brushes available in any photoshop will do this. The alpha particles emitted by the polonium ionize air and the ionized air carries off the static charge. These brushes should be bought new at least every year from a fresh batch at the photoshop due to the short...
Gravitationally confined thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium inside a small volume at the core of the sun, where temperature is so high that the electrons and protons of the hydrogen atoms are completely separate gasses (plasma) and pressure is so high that the density of these gasses is...
Uranium can be reused as nuclear fuel or for other applications. . For the most part, Uranium is most useful in it's U-235 form, and also for being converted into P-239 (Plutonium). As natural Uranium is over 99% U-238, various processing methods are used to increase the percentage of U-235 to a...
The nuclear fuel is found in the fuel rods . These fuel rodsare formed into fuel bundles called fuel assemblies , andtogether they make up the reactor core .
The ultimate product of a nuclear power plant is binding energy, released as heat and radiation. The usual byproduct of that is steam, converted from water, which is used to spin turbines to turn generators to make electricity.
There isn't any, for the most part. It is dangerous if you arepositioned near nuclear or radioactive materials while beingunprotected for a short to extended time is considered dangerousand could as well be dangerous. But to civilians on the outside,quite harmless. But when the plant goes through a...
the nucleus. it is almost too big to stay together and can get to a lower energy state if it fissions into smaller nuclei. the difference in energy is released as heat.
Nuclear radiations especially gamma and X rays are highly penetrating in nature. When they pass through the body of the living organism which knocks out the organic molecules and causes disturbances. This causes death. These radiations cause cancer, leukemia that still don't have a proper cure and...
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A meltdown. In layman's terms, it's called "a catastrophe."
More specifically, if their nuclei get "welded together". Otherwise, it is just a chemical reaction. Fusion is the combining of atoms of one element to produce another, with electromagnetic and ionising-particle radiation as by-products depending on what atoms are involved. It's the only way...
It gets split into elements of lesser atomic number with productionof neutrons
Nuclear fission is nuclear reaction in which nucleus of an atom ,usually a heavy element, splits into smaller parts i.e. lighternuclei . Free neutrons and photons are produced along with releaseof large amount of energy.
No. Heavy water refers to water formed with a majority of the heavier isotopes of hydrogen, which are very radioactive; this water can be used to transport such isotopes more easily. Cells use many different chemicals to get their energy, but water is a product of the process, not an "ingredient".
cuz if u heat it particles start to melt.
I found the website K1 Project very helpful. They had severalarticles underneath their Learn/Energy tab which should answer anyquestions about nuclear fusion.
Currently, it's storing a lot of it in a really deep pit deep belowthe earth's surface with a sealed hole. That way, the dangerousmaterial is kept very far away from anyone. We ARE currentlythinking of new, safer and cleaner ways for the future.
Radioactivity produces a certain amount of heat, and uranium has the interesting property that you can increase its rate of radioactive decay by creating a certain density of specific isotopes (decaying uranium atoms emit neutrons which can be absorbed by other uranium atoms making them unstable, so...
The first nuclear powered merchant vessel is the NS Savannah . She was built as a feasibility project for the potential use of nuclear energy. Only 4 civilian merchant vessels have ever been built with nuclear plants, and of those, only 1 is still operational, the Russian ship NS Sevmorput . ...
This is a matter of opinion. Currently I do not live in the UK. However, There are potentials and dangers of Nuclear Power. If there is a scarcity of electricity and the population trends are rising you may need to add some more power to your local grids.
Mainly by the biochemical processes that take place Mainly in the Mitochondria.
Mass is destroyed, releasing energy, E = mc 2
It is an approach to reduce size. It must be burned in an isolated furnaces to keep the radioactivity confined. Then the product of incineration is contained in closed barrels (either as such or mixed with cement or asphalt).
We are running out of room to put the wastes of it. Right now we have one major place to put them and each plant has a cement building to house them. It costs too much to run them but the main reason is that the wastes stay radioactive for decades.
Because they are the most fissile materials available.Specifically, Uranium-235 (0.7% of natural Uranium), Plutonium-239(produced in reactors from Uranium-238), and Uranium-233 (producedin reactors from Thorium-232) are the easiest to fission (split)with neutrons, producing enough new neutrons to...
At present, the US government is actively promoting nuclear energy. The states, on the other hand, seem to disagree about it.
Critical mass is the smallest ammount of fissile material for a nuclear chain reaction to take place. Critical mass is useful in nuclear reactors and nuclear weaponry.
Involving fission & fusion at the same time? These reactionsare completely different from each other and have no physical ormathematical relationships. I suppose you could claim that ahydrogen bomb that uses a fission trigger is an example of such anequation, however, the fission occurs before the...
If the Sun were composed entirely of, let's say, methane, and radiated heat by combustion of this methane with oxygen, the Sun would only be able to radiate energy for about 3000 years (at its current rate). In other words, if the Sun produced energy by chemical reactions, then it would just be a...
Yes, a nuclear reactor produces nuclear radiation. Nuclear reactions in the core produce energy, and they also produce different types of radiation.
There was no famous disaster (or anything else) at Chernobyl in Russia as there is no such place. However for the disaster that occurred in Chernobyl in the Ukraine, please see the related question.
Power turbines are driven by steam. Steam can be raised by thermal, nuclear or geothermal processes. Wind and water can also drive a generator. The auxiliaries for a power station (which I think is what this question is asking) are typically powered by step down transformers within the power...
Now uranium is more important than thorium.
Mass that is "lost" durning nuclear fusion is converted into binding energy to hold the newly formed atomic nucleus together. The lost mass, which is termed mass deficit, means the nucleus of the newly formed atom has less mass than the sum of the masses of the protons and neutrons that make up...
No, it is scary, my cousin was harmed by it, thankfully not fatally.
Answer Probably the nuclear fusion Answer There are a number of reactor designs based on using thorium, and fuel assemblies using thorium as a primary fuel can be designed and built to be used in existing reactors.
natural fire, lightning, and the sun.
The energy comes from the constant fissioning (splitting) of atoms within the nuclear fuel, which is normally uranium or plutonium. The energy is released as heat within the reactor, and boils water for the steam turbines that convert it to electricity.
It takes tremendous heat and pressure to get nuclear fusion tooccur. This heat and pressure is typically available in the coresof sufficiently massive stars. We have produced fusion reactions onearth by surrounding hydrogen isotopes with fission bombs. The heatand pressure cause the gas to fuse,...
The dangerous condition we know as a meltdown is one wherein the reactor core becomes too hot and fuel rods or plates melt.
The USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656), (SSN-656) , was a Benjamin Franklin-class Ballistic Missile Submarine named after the famed black researcher and inventor. Originally an FBM submarine, it was converted to an Attack Submarine after the START Treaty was ratified. She became a casualty...
In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fusion is the process by which multiple like-charged atomic nuclei join together to form a heavier nucleus. It is accompanied by the release or absorption of energy, which allows matter to enter a plasma state. The fusion of two nuclei with lower...
Helium fusion will occur at temperatures higher than a 100 million degrees kelvin.
You can't compare and contrast nuclear reactors and breeder reactors, any more than you can compare a lion with a mammal. A lion is one example of many mammals; a breeder reactor is just one example of many types of nuclear reactor.
The Sun's fusion takes place in the core. The Convective zone brings heat to the surface by thermal convection, which is basically hot plasma coming up to the surface, then cooling and sinking.
It should isolated from underground water and isolated fromrivers and drinking water. It should be away from expectedearthquake
because their is to much pollution there
Nuclear fission does not give off carbon, carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide. The only carbon footprint would come from the vehicles and machinery use to pull the uranium out of the earth.
Binding energy (Strong Atomic Force) is released in a nuclear fusion or a nuclear fission reaction.
It is the 3 rd isotope of Hydrogen: 1 H 3 meaning the mass number is 3, and that's why it is called : tri -tium (1 proton and 2 neutrons = 3 mass units) The second isotope is called Deuterium 1 H 2
Protium, a rarely used name for hydrogen, has an atomic mass number of one, as well as an atomic number of one.
Its original start of operation was on November 30, 1972, and it is still operating.
The PWR (Pressurised Water Reactor) and the BWR (Boiling Water Reactor) are the only two types use for commercial power operation in the US
Neutrons are the important particles of nuclear chain reactions
Very sad for the people that died as employees. Very sad for the military and others that "volunteered" to clean up the accident. Very sad for the families that were impacted either by having to leave or sickness. On a positive note, several lessons were learned from their misfortune. Just...
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The Shippingport reactor was the first full-scale PWR nuclear power plant in the United States.
splitting a nucleus into two nuclei
Nuclear fission has advanced science in that it has led to thedevelopment of the most powerful weapon ever created, the atomicbomb. Also, nuclear fission is used in nuclear power plants toevaporate water to move turbines.
Certain isotopes of some elements can undergo fission. In nature, the only substance that does this is uranium-235, which is less than 1% of all uranium. When U-235 undergoes fission, it makes two much lighter new atoms, and three neutrons. When one of these neutrons hits an atom of U-235, it...
Certain isotopes of some elements can undergo fission. In nature, the only substance that does this is uranium-235, which is less than 1% of all uranium. When U-235 undergoes fission, it makes two much lighter new atoms, and three neutrons. When one of these neutrons hits an atom of U-235, it causes...
Uranium is a radioactive substance. Nuclear power production is carried out by the energy supplied by nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactors control the energy emission by nuclear fission reaction in radioactive substance when bombarded by neutrons.
nuclear reactors are not very safe at all. the nuclear energy buisness basically went to crap after the three mile island accident, because people decided the risks outweigh the benefits
that question does not make sense, and although i can easily see what you have missed out, i am going to pretend i don't, hope you're annoyed with me!!
The first nuclear reactor was in former Soviet Union that operatedin year 1954 at obninisk.
If we use fossil fuels we can't conserve them, but we should try to use them efficiently, as they can't be replaced and will eventually be used up. Thus drive a 2 litre car instead of a 4 litre or more, 2 litres will take you fast enough. A 6 litre car is just grotesque and totally unnecessary. ...
This question presupposes the existence of an antimatter reactor. As far as I know, no such reactor exists, or has even been designed. Antimatter reacts with matter to produce energy with virtually no matter remaining. Such a reaction is thousands of times more powerful as nuclear reactions we have...
A quarter! After 12.32 years the remainder is one half After another 12.32 years (so 24.64 in total) the remainder is one half of the former half, thus 1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4 Formula: m to = m t * 2 {t / t(1/2)} m t = mass on time t (in this calcul 24.6 year) m to =mass on...
fission rate is slowed in nuclear reaction by using neutron control materials that having high neutron absorption capacities (like Cadmium and Boron).
Stellar nucleosynthesis (nuclear fusion) began in our sun about 5billion years ago. For about a million years prior to nuclearignition our sun shined by Helmholtz Contraction, essentially lightand heat emitted from gradual gravitational condensation of gascollapsing onto the nascent star's surface....
Fission, the splitting of atoms, and fusion, the combination of atoms, both produce generally the same kinds of energy. Some of the energy comes off as heat. The heated objects are the atoms involved and the alpha or beta particles emitted. The heat in this case can also be viewed as kinetic energy...
Both helium-3 and helium-4 are stable, and neither will spontaneously undergo nuclear change.
Nuclear fission is NOT considered a fossil fuel. Fossils areartifacts (impressions, trackways, coprolites, or biologic materialreplaced through diagenesis) of once living organisms. Coal seamsare the carbon residues of long dead organisms (primarily plants)compacted typically millions of years. ...