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The nuclei of U-235 and also Pu-239 (which is made by neutron absorption of U-238)

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What is split in a nuclear reactor to create energy?

In a nuclear reactor, the process of nuclear fission splits the nucleus of certain atoms, typically uranium-235 or plutonium-239, to create energy. This splitting of atomic nuclei releases a tremendous amount of heat energy, which is then used to generate electricity through steam turbines.


What is split in a nuclear reactor to release energy?

The nucleus (nuclei) of uranium-235 or plutonium-239


How does a nuclear reactor work?

In brief, a nuclear reactor (as we know them), is a device which uses nuclear fission to generate energy that we can tap to do work. With the nuclear reactor, we use nuclear fuel (usually uranium or plutonium), and we arrange for a nuclear chain reaction to occur within the reactor. That reaction creates a lot of thermal energy (heat) through nuclear fission, and that thermal energy can be transferred into water to create steam. With a lot of steam, we can spin large steam turbines to turn generators to create electricity.There are other questions (with answers) here on WikiAnswers that explain in detail the ins and outs of nuclear reactors and nuclear fusion. Check the Related questions and use those links to investigate further.In an atomic energized power plant much like a fossil-filled force plant water is transformed into steam, which thusly drives turbine generators to create power. The distinction is the wellspring of warmth. At atomic force plants, the warmth to make the steam is made when uranium iotas split called splitting.


What is application of laser in nuclear power station?

When creating nuclear energy, the nuclei of the u-235 atoms must be split to create fission. Fission is the chain reaction of the splitting of an atom's nucleus to create energy. Well, the laser can be used to split the u-235 atom's nuclei.


Is nuclear a source of energy that doesn't release carbon dioxide?

Yes, nuclear energy does not produce CO2 by-products. No by-products are released into the atmosphere, all are contained within the reactor. The energy comes from a neutron colliding with a uranium atom causing it to split into two different atoms.

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What is split in a nuclear reactor to create energy?

In a nuclear reactor, the process of nuclear fission splits the nucleus of certain atoms, typically uranium-235 or plutonium-239, to create energy. This splitting of atomic nuclei releases a tremendous amount of heat energy, which is then used to generate electricity through steam turbines.


What is split in a nuclear reactor to release energy?

The nucleus (nuclei) of uranium-235 or plutonium-239


How does a nuclear reactor work?

In brief, a nuclear reactor (as we know them), is a device which uses nuclear fission to generate energy that we can tap to do work. With the nuclear reactor, we use nuclear fuel (usually uranium or plutonium), and we arrange for a nuclear chain reaction to occur within the reactor. That reaction creates a lot of thermal energy (heat) through nuclear fission, and that thermal energy can be transferred into water to create steam. With a lot of steam, we can spin large steam turbines to turn generators to create electricity.There are other questions (with answers) here on WikiAnswers that explain in detail the ins and outs of nuclear reactors and nuclear fusion. Check the Related questions and use those links to investigate further.In an atomic energized power plant much like a fossil-filled force plant water is transformed into steam, which thusly drives turbine generators to create power. The distinction is the wellspring of warmth. At atomic force plants, the warmth to make the steam is made when uranium iotas split called splitting.


How does uranium turn nuclear?

Pure Uranium is radioactive; thus harmful. Inside a nuclear reactor, atoms get split. When the Uranium atom is split, it releases a huge amount of energy. This energy is called nuclear energy. Also the normal Uranium is not used in reactors. The Uranium that is used is enhanced; it is an isotope of Uranium. Uranium-237 and Uranium-238 are used in nuclear reactors. I hope this answer was useful for you.


Where does the energy of a nuclea reacter come from?

The way a nuclear reactor works is that a atom or multiple atoms are either smashed into each other creating a sudden energy explosion, this is known as nuclear fusion. Or individual atoms are split and produces around about the same amount of energy.


What is application of laser in nuclear power station?

When creating nuclear energy, the nuclei of the u-235 atoms must be split to create fission. Fission is the chain reaction of the splitting of an atom's nucleus to create energy. Well, the laser can be used to split the u-235 atom's nuclei.


The process in which each split atom gives up neutrons which in turn split other atoms and so on is called an?

A nuclear chain reaction. This is what happens in a nuclear reactor.


Is nuclear a source of energy that doesn't release carbon dioxide?

Yes, nuclear energy does not produce CO2 by-products. No by-products are released into the atmosphere, all are contained within the reactor. The energy comes from a neutron colliding with a uranium atom causing it to split into two different atoms.


Is Atom can't be destroy?

Atoms can be split to create nuclear energy, but can not be destroyed using the technology we currently posses and possibly not ever.


What is the source of energy in nuclear reactor?

The source of energy in a nuclear reactor is the release of binding energy, i.e. the binding energy that hold protons and neutrons together in the nucleus of the atom. Heavy nuclides, such as uranium, are split into lighter nuclides, such as cesium and barium (and many others, in a semi-random cross section). The binding energy required to hold the original uranium together is less than the daughter products and is released to the system in the form of heat and other radiation.


How energy released in nuclear energy?

When there is nuclear fusion (when atoms push together and make energy) and nuclear fission (when atoms split apart to make energy).


What is nuclear energy i don't understand?

nuclear energy is a type of energy made by splitting atoms when the atoms split they make energy