The properties of fission reactions that make it ideal for producing energy are explored. Learn how nuclear reactors are able to convert this nuclear energy into electricity.
nuclear energy, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, nuclear reactions, nuclear reactors, physics 11-12
The properties of nuclear fission and nuclear fusion reactions are analyzed in detail. The binding energy curve is used to determine whether or not a given reaction is expected to produce energy.
binding energy, Mass defect, mass-energy equivalence, nuclear energy, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, physics 11-12
An introduction to the concepts of mass defect and mass-energy equivalence. The procedure to calculate binding energies will also be covered.
binding energy, Mass defect, mass-energy equivalence, nuclear energy, nuclear physics, physics 11-12, unified atomic mass unit