Essays Tagged: "Nuclear fission"

Nuclear Power

Nuclear PowerProducing energy from a nuclear power plant is very complicated. The process of nuclear ... and the transfer of heat to electricity in power plants.The process of splitting the atom is called nuclear fission. Fission can take place in many different kinds of atoms. This explanation uses Uran ... many different kinds of atoms. This explanation uses Uranium - 235, the atom most commonly used in nuclear reactors. The Uranium atom has many protons, thus making it unstable. Since the nucleus of t ...

(5 pages) 101 0 3.6 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Atomic Bombing of World War II

the early research was done in New York City. The program was organized when the Germans discovered nuclear fission in 1938. The American scientists feared that the Germans would discover how to const ... eople. If we didn't use the atomic bomb there might have also been no Cuban Missile Crisis or other nuclear weapon events. Also, If we ever get into another larger war in the future would a country he ...

(4 pages) 123 1 3.5 Jan/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power -- Con.Since the days of Franklin and his kite flying experiments, electricity has bee ... his kite flying experiments, electricity has been a topic of interest for many people and nations. Nuclear power has been a great advance in the field of electrical production in the last fifty years ... ply. However with the wealth of safer alternative sources of electricity, the dangers involved with nuclear reactors to humans (ie. cancer) and past disasters such as Chernobyl there are well based re ...

(8 pages) 159 0 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Nuclear Power -- Con.

Nuclear Power -- Con.Since the days of Franklin and his kite flying experiments, electricity has bee ... his kite flying experiments, electricity has been a topic of interest for many people and nations. Nuclear power has been a great advance in the field of electrical production in the last fifty years ... ply. However with the wealth of safer alternative sources of electricity, the dangers involved with nuclear reactors to humans (ie. cancer) and past disasters such as Chernobyl there are well based re ...

(8 pages) 85 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Nuclear energy

to do with and alot more that you will learn from. I think that you will learn something from this.Nuclear Energy, energy released during the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. The energy of any s ... the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. The energy of any system, whether physical, chemical, or nuclear, is manifested by the system's ability to do work or to release heat or radiation. The total ...

(1 pages) 45 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Three Mile Island Accident(Nuclear Fission)

Just twelve miles from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a nuclear plant by the name of Three Mile Island became unstable. It was March 28, 1979. It was only 4 ... oped into problem of much publicity. There were many details that went into the accident, including nuclear chemistry. Many things were involved in the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, but in th ... ee Mile Island, but in the end catastrophe was prevented.Inside Three Mile Island, a process called nuclear fission is a work. This is but one of two nuclear reactions that are made. The other reactio ...

(4 pages) 78 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Atomic Energy: Good and Bad; explains the pros and cons of atomic energy and whether the good outweighs the bad.

The use of nuclear energy is controversial because it can be used to wreak havoc upon mankind. Fission, or the ... ldings were desotryed and thousands of innocent civilians were killed. After that, the world viewed nuclear bombs as dangerous new weapons that could devestate entire cities.Also, the radiation releas ... diation released from nuclear fission is harmful to living organisms. In 1986, a steam buildup in a nuclear reactor in Chornobyl, Ukraine caused an explosion that released tons of radiation into conta ...

(2 pages) 77 1 3.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Nuclear Fission Essay

One of the most interesting phenomena in Nuclear Physics with far reaching consequences is nuclear fission. Nuclear fission is defined as the ... ogether before it can fission. "Fission can be seen as a "tug-of-war" between the strong attractive nuclear force and the repulsive electrostatic force." When fission occurs, it happens becausethe ele ... curs, it happens becausethe electrostatic repulsion is stronger than the binding forces.ApplicationsNuclear fission is used to produce the energy provided by nuclear reactors in nuclear power stations ...

(4 pages) 55 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Reactors

A nuclear reactor is a device that can manage a self-sustaining series of nuclear-fission reactions. N ... a nucleus splits into two smaller pieces. A large amount of energy is released in this process.In a nuclear reactor the chain reaction is maintained at a steady pace. The rate of this chain reaction i ... this chain reaction is controlled by materials, usually in the form of rods that take in neutrons. Nuclear reactors are designed so they can't blow up like atomic bombs. Control rods made of boron ar ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The Nuclear Club: Ethics Of Nuclear Proliferation.

Nuclear fission has profoundly changed the way nations deal with each other in various international ... he fragility of peace. The myth of Mutual Assured Destruction has prevailed as the guiding logic in nuclear policies of numerous states. Proponents of this notion contend that nations are less likely ... . Proponents of this notion contend that nations are less likely to instigate war, conventional and nuclear, if the opposing state has the capability to strike with nuclear weapons and thus destroy th ...

(12 pages) 153 2 4.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Nuclear Nightmares: Where Do We Go From Here?

to be secure." We have created our future and our doom. The United States was the first to utilize nuclear fission in a military aspect, and with great power comes great responsibility. Before, conve ... m in an atomic bomb can release explosives up to 16 million pounds. The two are incomparable, a non-nuclear bomb could take out an infantry squadron, while a nuclear bomb could take out a small countr ...

(4 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Nukes

Nuclear fission is when you can split an atom's nucleus into two fragments with a neutron. It involv ... two fragments with a neutron. It involves the isotopes of uranium (235, and 233) or plutonium 239. Nuclear fusion is when you take two atoms combining them to form another substance. In processes, fi ... ed a "Fat Man", was used in Nagasaki, Japan also in 1945.Fission bombs need uranium (235) to make a nuclear explosion because ranium has an extra property. Uranium (235) is one of the few materials th ...

(1 pages) 357 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Atomic Bomb

The Atomic Bomb "Nuclear Energy" Do you know what nuclear weapons are? People prior to the 1930's never ... ow what nuclear weapons are? People prior to the 1930's never stopped to consider the importance of nuclear weapons. Neither did the US until the 1930's, when they entered the race to build the first ... build the first nuclear weapon. The US Entered the race in 1938 right after the discovery of nuclear fission. There was a great importance for entering the race. Hitler had had rein over German ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.1 Dec/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

How the Atom Bomb Was Developed         The events leading to

of scientific investigation was opened by this theory. The atom was studied, measured, and full of nuclear particles. The atom gave up its biggest secret in 1938 when Hahn and Strassmann of Ge ... rned that they had split the uranium atom. Lise Meitner and O.R. Frisch identified the splitting as nuclear fission. Excitement was great in the scientific world. Each fission was found to release abo ...

(4 pages) 509 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

How the Atom Bomb Was Developed         The events leading to

of scientific investigation was opened by this theory. The atom was studied, measured, and full of nuclear particles. The atom gave up its biggest secret in 1938 when Hahn and Strassmann of Ge ... rned that they had split the uranium atom. Lise Meitner and O.R. Frisch identified the splitting as nuclear fission. Excitement was great in the scientific world. Each fission was found to release abo ...

(4 pages) 463 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a mathematician, physicist and genius.

, World War II began. The US didn't know how to split the atom. Einstein feared the Nazis were onto nuclear fission, the splitting of the atoms. This could cause an explosion. He wrote a letter to the ... ourth kind is stronger than gravity, but weaker than electromagnetism. People have observed it from nuclear reactions.As he got older his ideas were used more and more often in science labs and everyd ...

(2 pages) 1408 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a mathematician, physicist and genius.

, World War II began. The US didn't know how to split the atom. Einstein feared the Nazis were onto nuclear fission, the splitting of the atoms. This could cause an explosion. He wrote a letter to the ... ourth kind is stronger than gravity, but weaker than electromagnetism. People have observed it from nuclear reactions.As he got older his ideas were used more and more often in science labs and everyd ...

(2 pages) 811 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

What are the benefits and limitations of nuclear technology in generating energy?

ources, and one of lately founded energy resource emerged from all the other resources, and that is nuclear power. Nuclear power has potential of being the one of the main energy resources in the futu ... . In this essay, we will look closely at the benefits and limitations of one of the applications of nuclear power: nuclear power plants, and determine whether the limitations overweigh the benefits.Nu ...

(6 pages) 26 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

Nuclear Arms Race

IntroductionThe first nuclear bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan on the 6th of August 1945. It was to make t ... e Japanese surrender to Americans and end World War II. In today's world there are more than 20,000 nuclear weapons due to the intense rivalry in the two great powers.First the USA & the USSR had ... ents to be Pro-Soviet. This made the Western leaders see the move as a plan to spread communism.The nuclear arms race started because the two sides had fear and mistrusted each other. They believed th ...

(5 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Nuclear Science

Whether or not Australia should start to develop nuclear power stations to generate electricity for household and industrial useDescriptionA modern s ... ralia, which relies heavily on technology, has accumulated increased electrical energy consumption. Nuclear power can create electricity, without producing greenhouse gases.Nuclear fission- in a large ... . From a small amount of radioactive material, the chain reaction creates a large amount of energy. Nuclear fusion- joining the atoms together is another way to release energy. When heated to millions ...

(8 pages) 28 1 5.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science