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    Fission Or Fusion

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    Fission or Fusion I think that right now, fission is the only way that we can get more energy out of a nuclear reaction than we put in. First, the energy per fission is very large. In practical units, the fission of 1 kg (2.2 lb) of uranium-235 releases 18.7 million kilowatt-hours as heat. Second, the fission process initiated by the absorption of one neutron in uranium-235 releases about 2.5 neutrons, on the average, from the split nuclei. The neutrons released in this manner quickly cause the

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    Nuclear Fission

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    The discovery of fission occurred during a time of great turmoil. Two German physicists then later verified by two Jewish refugee physicists discovered it. Italian Physicists Enrico Fermi later discovered the unique quality of fission that was induced by neutrons but also produced neutrons. This created the idea of a self-sustaining chain reaction, and the large amount of energy found within a nucleus was now accessible at a large scale (Nuclear weapons section, para 1). Nuclear weapons are categorized

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    Humans Discover Nuclear Fission

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    Humans Discover Nuclear Fission It seems as though our fellow Earthlings deserve more credit then we have given them in the past; they have seemingly discovered the so called, “Nuclear Fission.” The situation on earth has not been reported on in over a century, yet they have advanced rather rapidly; in fact more than they can handle. Nuclear Fission, as discovered here in Trantor, has both benefits and drawbacks in society. However, earth is an obscure planet with rather demanding creatures

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    Nuclear Energy: Uranium Fission Thousands of years ago human beings learned to make fire. By collecting and burning wood they were able to warm themselves, cook food, and manufacture primitive tools. Later, the Egyptians discovered the principal of the sail. Even more recent was the invention of the water wheel. All of these activities utilize various forms of energy-biological, chemical, solar, and hydraulic. Energy, the ability to do work, is essential for meeting basic human needs, extending

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    There are two types of nuclear reactions, fusion and fission. Fusion is what takes place in our sun. It is when two particles fuse together to create a larger one. It produces so much heat an energy though, that we have no way to contain it. Fission on the other hand, does not produce as much heat. We are able to contain it with materials that we currently have. This explains why we use fission in our nuclear reactors and not fusion. Fission, at its most simplest, is the splitting of a particle

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    actual Nuclear Reaction only the atoms nucleus is involved. Nuclear Fission may be an unknown term to many, but it is right in front of us on the daily, powering our everyday life. This is a reaction which a large nuclei breaks into two similar but smaller nuclei. The Fission reaction releases a mass quantity of energy. The nuclei can naturally start itself into a Fission reaction on its own, but only certain elements can sustain a Fission Reaction Chain ei. (Uranium- 235 & Plutoni...

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    The Development of Fission and the Nuclear Reactor Nuclear transmutations had began in 1919 with an experiment by Earnest Rutherford. He demonstrated that nitrogen, when bombarded with alpha particles, can be turned into oxygen. During the 1920’s experiments continued, but collecting radioactive sources with a high enough intensity became hard. In 1931 the invention of the cyclotron and the Van de Graaff accelerator made a variety of other particles available, and strengthened nuclear studies

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    Fission can be very safe if the control rods which absorb the atom splitting neutrons are kept in place to keep the number of reactions sites low. The fuel remains in the reactor until the fission reaction cannot continue anymore. Some of the fission products are various isotopes of barium, strontium, cesium, and iodine. The spent fuel also contains plutonium and uranium that was not used up. The fission products and the left over plutonium and uranium remain within the spent fuel when it is removed

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    Compare Nuclear Fusion vs. Nuclear Fission Nuclear energy must be a consideration for the future with the rapidly depleting supply of fossil fuels. This type of energy can be created through nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Nuclear fission is the splitting of a heavy atom into two or more parts, releasing huge amounts of energy. The release of energy can be controlled and captured for generating electricity. Nuclear fusion involves bombarding hydrogen atoms together to form helium. In

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    what nuclear fission is. Before I start to tell you why I should get all or at least most of the credit for the making of the atomic bomb, I should tell you a little about me. I am a German chemist and pioneer in the radioactivity field. I am the man who discovered and gave radiochemical proof of the nuclear fission. For this, I earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 1944. I am very thankful for this big award, although I do also want credit for the building of this great weapon. Nuclear fission is the scientific

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