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Nuclear Energy - Fission and Fusion
Nuclear Reactor - Understanding how it works
How a nuclear generating station works
How nuclear energy works
Physics Nuclear fission E = mc2
Nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts, often producing free neutrons and lighter nuclei, which may eventually produce photons (in the form of gamma rays). Fission of heavy elements is an exothermic reaction which can release large amounts of energy both as electromagnetic radiation and as kinetic energy of the fragments (heating the bulk material where fission takes place). Fission is a form of nuclear transmutation because the resulting fragments are not the same element as the original atom.
Nuclear Fusion Alternative Energy
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