TITLE

Nuclear energy

AUTHOR(S)
Farndon, John
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Science (1-59084-471-8);2003, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Nuclear energy can be created from fusion or fission. Nuclear fusion, which is the reaction that keeps stars glowing and gives hydrogen bombs their power, happens when energy is released by fusing together small atoms such as deuterium. Nuclear fission is the energy released by splitting the large nuclei of atoms, such as uranium and plutonium, which is done by firing neutrons into the nuclear fuel that causes a nuclear chain reaction. An atom bomb is a nuclear weapon, but the hydrogen bomb is a thermonuclear weapon.
ACCESSION #
9413139

 

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