Essays Tagged: "Nuclear reactor"

Nucelar Energy

nuclear reactornuclear reactor, device for producing NUCLEAR ENERGY by controlled nuclear reactions. ... duction. The reactor is so constructed that the fission of atomic nuclei produces a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, in which the produced neutrons are able to split other nuclei. A fission rea ...

(1 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing

can be a hazardous state of mind and has never been more apparent than in the twentieth century.The nuclear reactor meltdown at Three Mile Island in New Jersey illustrates the validity of Pope's state ...

(6 pages) 131 0 4.3 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Three Mile Island Near Disaster

e March of 1979, an event was triggered that would change the United States and the world's view on nuclear power forever. It would bring about changes in regulations, changes in operation, and change ... It would bring about changes in regulations, changes in operation, and changes in the structure of nuclear power plants for the years to come. It made power plants safer, cleaner, and more efficient ...

(9 pages) 59 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is an essay comparing and contrasting a sci-fi, 2001 A Space Odyssey, and a western, The Way West.

en barriers that we have had to overcome. Be it the invention of the wheel or the innovation of the nuclear reactor, all was thought impossible until completed. Barriers have never stopped us before, ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Dangers of Atomic Weapons and Nuclear Energy

"The Dangers of Atomic Weapons and Nuclear Energy"To further explain how the use of nuclear energy and the construction of atomic weapo ... ns is a threat to the United States.Millions of homes around the United States are being powered by nuclear energy and have no idea how much damage it is causing. It is taking lives, damaging the envi ... amaging the environment, and hurting the economy.Originally, I explained to you a basic idea on how nuclear energy and atomic weapons are a threat to the United States. Now I will explore in greater d ...

(3 pages) 83 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

The nuclear bomb in Korean Penninsula issue is analysed from game theory and cost-analysis theory, including some backgrounds about the issue.

h of the United States labelling it as one of the 'axis of evil' and by its admitting of working on nuclear-weapons programme. After it expelled the United Nations inspectors who had been monitoring a ... potential capability is alarming. Most analysts predict that if North Korea is still go on with its nuclear-weapons programme, it could acquire them in less than a year. North Korea could change the c ...

(5 pages) 73 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

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

The USS George Washington (SSBN-598):Ballistic Missile Class Submarine

placing a 130 foot missile compartment in the middle (between the control navigation room, and the nuclear reactor compartment) and redoing the hull. From then on, it was dubbed the USS George Washin ... amics in Groton, Connecticut in 1957. The sub has a length of about 382 feet and is driven by a S5W nuclear reactor. It weighs approximately 5959 tons surfaced, and 6709 tons submerged. It is crewed o ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

NUCLEAR BRIEFING Describe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. What went wrong and what are the implications of the accident?

NUCLEAR BRIEFINGDescribe how the reactor at Three Mile Island (or Chernobyl) was supposed to work. W ... t are the implications of the accident?On 26th April 1986, what was described as "The world's worst nuclear disaster" occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. 190 tons of highly r ... atmosphere. The result was an international ecological disaster and as such the issue of safety in nuclear reactors like that at Chernobyl needs to be addressed and the dangers assessed.The staffs at ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.5 Jul/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

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

A Nuclear Reactor.

The term Nuclear Reactor means an interaction between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, po ... between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, possibly causing transformation of the nuclear type; includes, for example, fission, capture, elastic container. Reactor means the core and ... r example, fission, capture, elastic container. Reactor means the core and its immediate container. Nuclear Reactors are used to produce electricity . The numbers of Nuclear Reactor plants have grown ...

(6 pages) 26 0 3.8 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Reactor

The term Nuclear Reactor means an interaction between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, po ... between two or more Nuclei, Nuclear Particles, or Radiation, possibly causing transformation of the nuclear type; includes, for example, fission, capture, elastic container. Reactor means the core and ... r example, fission, capture, elastic container. Reactor means the core and its immediate container. Nuclear Reactors are used to produce electricity . The numbers of Nuclear Reactor plants have grown ...

(6 pages) 41 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Power

"Inherently safe" reactors are a myth. An accident can occur in any nuclear reactor, causing the release of large quantities of deadly fission products into the environ ... ve materials are regularly discharged into the air and water.One of the biggest problems facing the nuclear industry is what to do with the radioactive waste generated in a nuclear reactor.Large quant ... s have to be isolated from the biosphere for hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of years.The nuclear industry has had almost 50 years to find a solution to the nuclear waste problem and has fai ...

(3 pages) 48 1 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Pebble Bed Modular Reactor Concept

le Bed Reactor Concept Dr. Rudolf Schulter of Germany started the concept of the Modular Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactor (PBMR), during the late 1950's. This new nuclear power plant concept was soon underw ... lear power plant concept was soon underway until the Chernobyl accident, which caused a lot of anti-nuclear protest throughout Europe, which stopped the project for quite some time until more recently ...

(4 pages) 774 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster The history of the problem or issue.A large nuclear power plant in Chernobyl Ukrain ... yelorussia, Poland and Europe contaminating an area of about 100,000 square miles. Two days later a nuclear power plant in Sweden measured a dangerous surge in radio activity and was able to use wind ... s believed that future children may have damaged genes and chromosomes.There are three reasons that nuclear disaster occurred. Experts in the west have agreed that the nuclear reactors of the Chernoby ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Radioactive Isotopes and Nuclear Reactors

e movement of surface water and to measure precipitation runoffs2. Briefly describe three different nuclear reactor/designs.1)Light Water Reactor (LWR) - In this reactor design, light water (ordinary ... hich reduces the speed of fast neutrons). This is the most widespread design in the world, and most nuclear power plants are of this type. The two most common types of LWRs are pressurized water react ...

(1 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Chemical Engineering

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

Silver Button Cell Americium-241 Aplha parical in Smoke detectors there There are Pictures, diagrams and a Bibliography in the uploaded files

made radioactive metallic element produced from Plutonium 241 (Pu). Plutonium 241 is formed in any nuclear reactor by neutron capture starting from uranium 238.When Plutonium 239 absorbs two neutrons ...

(2 pages) 2920 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Nuclear Medicine Speech. assessment details: present an oral report on a subject of your choice (3 - 10 minutes in length). include power point presentation.

Nuclear medicine is a vital part of the emerging molecular imaging industry, in which non-invasive t ... about the functionality of specific organs and areas via radioisotopes. The use of radioisotopes in nuclear medicine is to either aid diagnosis or for therapeutic use in treatment of disease. A few of ... , diagnosis imaging, radioisotope selection criteria, and radiation dose.Most radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine are produced in nuclear reactors. The radioisotopes are produced by bombarding a st ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics