TITLE

Nuclear energy

PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Energy (9781405318730);2007, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on nuclear energy from a section of the book "Energy" is presented. It notes that large atoms can release nuclear energy by splitting apart, while the joining together of small atoms can release nuclear energy. Uranium is the key fuel used in nuclear power stations. Particular focus is given to the uranium enrichment process, along with the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station explosion in Ukraine. It points out the important role of nuclear technology in medical research.
ACCESSION #
43827303

 

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