Essays Tagged: "Nuclear fusion"

Nuclear Weapons.

the ability to destroyentire cities from hundreds of miles away, in only minutes.These weapons are nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons cost thecitizens of the United States billions of dollars in taxes ... andhas not been around for years. For the above reasons, I feelthe United States should reduce its nuclear arsenal.Nuclear weapons derive their power from the energyreleased when a heavy nucleus is d ...

(4 pages) 133 0 4.0 Mar/1996

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

Fission or Fusion

ssion or FusionI 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 ... toms, thereby releasing four or more additional neutrons and initiating a self-sustaining series of nuclear fissions, or a chain reaction, which results in continuous release of nuclear energy.Natural ...

(5 pages) 51 0 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nuclear Fusion

by the application of very hightemperature. The latter method, referred to the application ofthermonuclear fusion, is the source of a lot of really cool energy.Enough energy is produced in thermonucl ... block of houses and give all of the residents permanent orangeAfros. The sun is a example of thermonuclear fusion in nature.If I was a atom, I could only wish to be in a thermonuclear reaction.Thermo ...

(9 pages) 119 1 4.5 Nov/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Cold Fusion: Possibility and Potential Use.

ncement. At a University of Utah press conference they claimed they had discovered a way to achieve nuclear fusion in a flask at room temperature. It is the least to say that they were not well receiv ... des that were electrochemically loaded in a heavy water electrolyte. But there was no evidence of a nuclear product release equivalent to the claimed heat production. The physics community canonized t ...

(9 pages) 95 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Nuclear Fusion.

fission energy, which powers most of the world today, a glimpse of hope made it possible to achieve nuclear fusion energy. Fusion energy seems to be the most promising energy source of the not-too-dis ... can be unlimited and a potential danger, scientists contained the reaction by using control rods in nuclear plants, which stopped free neutrons from triggering further nuclear fissions. The developmen ...

(8 pages) 102 0 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Conceptual Rocket Propulsion Systems.

tly, NASA is working on many types of propulsion systems for tomorrow. Of these, matter-antimatter, nuclear fusion, and light propulsion are the most intriguing.Of the three, antimatter propulsion wou ... eloping many ways to travel in space in the future. The three most promising are Matter-antimatter, Nuclear fusion, and Light propulsion. Although they are far from being complete, they will eventuall ...

(3 pages) 59 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

This is explaining fusion.

ufficiently small separation (less than one-trillionth of a centimeter) that the short-range strong nuclear force dominates. For the production of useful amounts of energy, a large number of nuclei mu ... ids. Plasmas are currently being studied as an affordable source of clean electric power from thermonuclear fusion reactions. The scientific problem for fusion is thus the problem of producing and con ...

(11 pages) 71 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

What are the Causes and Effects of Interactions Between the Solar Wind and Planetary Bodies?

x 1026 watts of energy every second , it has not only emitted electromagnetic radiation through the nuclear fusion of atoms in its core but also produces huge amounts of ionised gas due to the high te ... ds were created is due to their presence in the Sun's massive magnetic field. This is formed by the nuclear fusion in the Sun's rotating core causing extremely vigorous motion of electrically conducti ...

(12 pages) 33 0 2.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Explanation about the gases, color, and size of stars

to become one helium atom. This is also known as the "hydrogen fusion", the same thing happens to a nuclear bomb. Then, the outer layer cools and starts the "red giant" phase. All the stars in the sky ... "white dwarf". The stage is called the "white dwarf" because it initially glows from the left over nuclear fusion though it has no new source of energy. It shrinks until it's the approximate size of ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The birth and death of stars.

he internal temperature continues to rise, the gas becomes ionized and if the star has enough mass, nuclear reactions begin to generate heat. The solar wind blows the rest of the gas and dust away and ... tic equilibrium.Stars expand as they grow old. The star runs out of hydrogen and then helium in its nuclear reactions. The star contacts and its outer layers expand, become cool, and less luminous. Th ...

(4 pages) 126 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Nuclear energy : Pro- Cons.

triving for renewable energy resources, the most promising alternate source of energy is the use of nuclear fusion on the power plants. Nuclear technology is not a newly discovered invention, in fact, ... not a newly discovered invention, in fact, it was found by Albert Einstein in 1941. Now, the use of nuclear as a power source have been utilized as keen as possible, In the United States, nuclear powe ...

(5 pages) 230 2 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

How To Make A Black Hole

hydrogen starts falling in on itself, it will eventually become so compressed and pressurized that nuclear fusion will begin in the center of the collapsing ball of hydrogen, and the resulting energy ... rter cycles until finally the only thing left in the stellar core is iron, which can't be used as a nuclear fuel.Here's where you want to step back a little because when your star reaches the iron-cor ...

(3 pages) 19 0 2.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Comparing Nuclear Fusion vs. Nuclear Fission

Nuclear energy must be a consideration for the future with the rapidly depleting supply of fossil fu ... uture 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 mor ... 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 the long run, nuclear ...

(3 pages) 33 0 4.3 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


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) 351 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Energy Crisis

wable resources it that they are non-exhausted. The report covers examples of non-renewable energy (nuclear energy), and renewable energy (solar, wind, wave, tidal & hydroelectric, and geothermal ... the splitting or fusing of atomic nuclei. The energy of any system, whether physical, chemical, or nuclear, is manifested by its ability to do work or to release heat or radiation. The atom consists ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Niels Bohr

d with the establishment of the structure of the atom, but he also helped to explain the process of nuclear fusion. (Abbott, 1984) Because of his contribution to atomic physics, Niels Bohr is unquesti ... e had done. (Boorse, Motz, Weaver, 1989) In the 1930's, Bohr concentrated more on finding out about nuclear reactions. (Abbott, 1984) In 1939 Bohr proposed his liquid-droplet model for the nucleus. Th ...

(5 pages) 1571 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics


ng the universe through both the proton-proton reaction and carbon-nitrogen cycle; stellar hydrogen fusion processes that release massive amounts of energy by combining Hydrogen to form Helium. Althou ...

(1 pages) 444 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Basic Information about the sun         Since the birth of mankind,

condensed, high temperatures and great pressures built up at the center. These conditions set off a nuclear reaction that still releases energy and causes this star to continuously shine. This nuclear ... t still releases energy and causes this star to continuously shine. This nuclear reaction, known as nuclear fusion, produces 386 billion megawatts of energy per second. This solar energy is created de ...

(7 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

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

Astronomy - The Sun

er and a ferocious force would be created, allowing the two to fuse. Energy that is produced by the nuclear fusion would stop the star from collapsing even further. The point where nuclear fusion occu ... , which is known as the Sun.The sun would keep on burning from this present moment in time (through nuclear fusion). Nuclear reactions take place and forms electromagnetic waves which travels onwards ...

(6 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Science Essays