Nuclear energy

April 2007
Energy (9781405318730);2007, p36
Book Chapter
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.


Related Articles

  • La energía nuclear. WOODWARD, JOHN // Cambio Climático;2009, p52 

    No abstract available.

  • Nuclear Power Browning Out. Flavin, Christopher; Lenssen, Nicholas // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May/Jun1996, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p52 

    Reports on the declining popularity of nuclear power as a viable source of energy after the 1986 accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine. Number of operating nuclear power plants worldwide before the accident; Cessation of the construction of plants; Factors contributing to...

  • 20 YEARS AGO IN TIME.  // Time;5/1/2006, Vol. 167 Issue 18, p21 

    The article presents an excerpt from a 1986 "Time" magazine article about the disaster at the Chernobyl reactor in the Ukraine.

  • Fiddling the Nuclear Books in Germany. Bunyard, Peter // Ecologist;Nov99, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p425 

    Discusses the result of a study on the effect of Chernobyl nuclear fallout in Ukraine on children and infants in Bavaria, Germany. Health statistics and improvements in the prevention of infant mortality in Bavaria; Criticisms on the statistical methodology used in the study.

  • Nuclear Truth in Advertising. Nichols, Chris // Progressive;Sep86, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p19 

    Reports on the television advertising campaign about nuclear power produced by the U.S. Committee for Energy Awareness, a public relations outfit supported by utility companies. Criticisms against the ads which states that nuclear power is a home-grown product; Pullout of the ads off the air...

  • 10 Years ago in the Bulletin.  // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May/Jun1996, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p6 

    Presents excerpts of an article by Michael McCally on the Chernobyl Nuclear accident in Ukraine in the September 1986 issue of the `Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.' McCally's visit to casualties of the accident in Soviet Union; Impact of the accident on other European countries and the...

  • Estimation of Explosion Energy Yield at Chernobyl NPP Accident. Pakhomov, Sergey A.; Dubasov, Yuri V. // Pure & Applied Geophysics;May2010, Vol. 167 Issue 4/5, p575 

    The value of the 133Xe/133mXe isometric activity ratio for the stationary regime of reactor work is about 35, and that for an instant fission (explosion) is about 11, which allowed estimation of the nuclear component of the instant (explosion) energy release during the NPP accident. Atmospheric...

  • Chernobyl Disaster. McGill, Sara Ann // Chernobyl Disaster;8/1/2017, p1 

    Presents an overview of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Causes of the accident, including the power plant's disabled safety system; Radioactive contamination released before the reactor was contained; Deaths and hospitalizations caused by the explosion and ensuing pollution;...

  • International team examines health in zones contaminated by Chernobyl. Levi, B.G. // Physics Today;Aug91, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p20 

    Presents results of a report by the International Chernobyl Project on the radiological and health situation in the areas of the Soviet Union affected by the Chernobyl atomic power station nuclear accident in 1986. Limitations of study; Five tasks of project; Look at health effects attributable...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics