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Nuclear power from fission reactors

Nuclear power from fission reactors

an introduction

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear reactors,
  • Nuclear power plants -- United States

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination21 p. :
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14221696M

    So, the emission of fast neutrons opened up the possibility of a chain reaction that was later implemented in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. As early as Leo Szilard had conceived of a chain reaction (not for a fission reaction, but for the reaction); he applied for two British patents in and instead of publishing the idea. This book provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of the nuclear energy enterprise for both fission and fusion reactors. Featuring 22 peer-reviewed chapters by recognized authorities in the field, the book offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future.

    Over four hundred nuclear power plants around the world produce GW of electricity, enough for million US homes. The fission reactors at each of these nuclear power plants create steam that turns a turbine to generate electricity, just as coal and gas plants do. Find out how nuclear reactors of the present and future work. A generic space nuclear fission reactor consists of these five basic components diagrammed below. Functional block diagram of a space reactor power system. Image courtesy the author. The Fission Power Harvest. The reactor generates nuclear fission power by splitting atoms, captures it as heat, and passes it on for subsequent conversion into.

    In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller, lighter fission process often produces gamma photons, and releases a very large amount of energy even by the energetic standards of radioactive decay.. Nuclear fission of heavy elements was discovered on. Nuclear reactor. A nuclear reactor is a device by which energy is produced as the result of a nuclear reaction, either fission or fusion. At the present time, all commercially available nuclear reactors make use of fission reactions, in which the nuclei of large atoms such as uranium (the fuel) are broken apart into smaller nuclei, with the release of energy.


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