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History of nuclear energy
History of nuclear energy
The origins of nuclear power can be traced back to the work of Ernest Rutherford, often referred to as the father of nuclear physics. Rutherford is credited with having split the atom in 1917, after which his research team made attempts to split atom nuclei artificially, using a particle accelerator. Development...
Nuclear fuels
Nuclear fuels
Base Fuels Nuclear fuel refers to any fuel that is consumed or used as the driving force for nuclear energy, most often generated through a fission process where the fuel’s atomic elements are forcibly divided in order to produce energy. This fuel typically has to have highly fissionable elements...
Nuclear Power – A Good Option?
Nuclear Power – A Good Option?
For most people in the world today the drive for green energy is the central issue behind most decisions being made. Typically when green energy is mentioned the two most common concepts that comes to people’s mind is solar and wind energy, but at the same time just a few short decades ago nuclear...
How does nuclear energy work
How does nuclear energy work
Nuclear energy refers to the process of producing power as a result of the fission of atomic particles in radioactive matter such as uranium. The resulting energy released by the fission of the particles creates an energy discharge that is fed into various turbines in order to produce electricity. To...
Disadvantages of nuclear energy
Disadvantages of nuclear energy
At this point in time, nuclear energy supplies approximately 6% of the energy generated and utilized by the entire world. The heat and electric energy is obtained by splitting the nucleus of an atom via nuclear fission in highly sophisticated and complex nuclear plants built around the world. However,...

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