How is energy produced during a nuclear fusion reaction?
when the nuclear bumps around
What does that mean!?
Is the energy produced by nuclear fusion greater or less than the energy produced by a fission reaction?
In a nuclear plant, uranium atoms are collided with neutrons, splitting the atom into different parts. Barium and krypton atoms, three neutrons, and energy. Some of the mass is lost during the reaction, and that mass turns into energy. E=MC2 means energy equals mass x the speed of light squared, so the tiny amount of mass lost in nuclear fission is multiplied by the speed of light squared (an impossibly large number). So that is…
Nuclear energy is formed by either nuclear fusion or nuclear fission. Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a very high speed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus. Nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts.
If you consider the equation, E=mc2, you can see that an amount of mass can be considered as equal to an amount of energy. In other words, we could take all the mass in a nuclear reaction and figure out how much energy that represents. If you add that to the amount of energy present at the same time, you get a summation of energy (some of which is mass represented as energy). That amount…
A nuclear reaction, such as a nuclear bomb or in a nuclear power plant, creates nuclear radiation, which is different then gamma radiation. Gamma radiation is produced primarily by the natural decay of high energy states in atomic nuclei (gamma decay). Or from cosmic sources such as pulsars and radio galaxies. Nuclear radiation is caused by the high energy reaction of atomic particles being broken apart (splitting atoms)
The energy of star produced by the nuclear synthesis running at the core of that star . take the example of our sun , Sun produces its energy by nuclear fusion followed by Proton proton chain reaction in which hydrogen fused into the helium . the overall products of this reaction is positron, gamma ray photon, neutrino, isotopes of hydrogen and helium and very large amount of energy every second . In massive stars nuclear…
The energy in a nuclear reaction comes from the release of some of the residual binding energy that holds the nucleus together. When you split heavy isotopes, such as uranium-235, or when you fuse light isotopes, such as hydrogen-2, the total binding energy required is reduced by a small amount. This difference is released as heat and radiation.