How is nuclear fission being used today?
Nuclear Fission is the key idea behind Nuclear bombs and nuclear reactor
The used fuel in a nuclear power plant is the nuclear fuel being discharged from the nuclear reactor after being irradiated during reactor operation. It is usually composed of trans-uranium heavy elements, a wide variety of fission products (that resulted from the nuclear fission processes in the nuclear reactor) and products of radioactive decay (produced before and after fuel discharge from the nuclear reactor).
Nuclear fission is not delivered to consumers. The end result of nuclear fission is delivered to consumers. Nuclear fission is used to release excess nuclear energy (excess residual binding energy) in the fission of (usually) uranium-235, generating heat which flashes water to steam, which spins turbines, which turns generators, which makes electricity, which is delivered to consumers.
Nuclear fission is the splitting of heavy nuclei (as U-235) when bombarded by neutrons. Nuclear fission results in loss of mass (or mass defect) that transforms into energy according to formula E = mc2 (c is light velocity). The resulting energy manifests itself as heat energy that could be extracted and made use of as process heat, kinetic energy, and/or electricity. Nuclear fission reactors are also used for medical purposes and for production of radioactive…
The difference between Fusion and Fission is that Fission is easier to do and produces more energy than fusion reactions. However fission can be dangerous and is used in Nuclear reactors. Fusion however is safer and produces less energy but safely. It is quite difficult to cause a Fusion reaction however.
Nuclear fission is the process of splitting a nucleus with a large mass into two nuclei with smaller masses. The energy released can then be used to produce electricity. Nuclear fusion is the process of merging nuclei with smaller masses into a nucleus with a larger mass. The energy released by this reaction may someday be used to produce electricity. In other words, Nuclear Fusion is the exact opposite of Nuclear fission. While Nuclear Fission…