Nuclear power generation | Nuclear Physics | meriSTEM

When it comes to electricity generation the only real difference between a coal-fired power plant and a nuclear power plant is in the way that heat is generated. In an efficient reactor the heat liberated by nuclear fission is in the form of kinetic energy of the fission fragments. This energy is used to heat […]

ANU scientists set solar thermal record

Solar thermal has a role to play in the grid as we gradually move towards a system where the fossil fuels are having a smaller and smaller role. So, our dish is 500 square metres. It focuses energy into a very small focal point. At the peak of that focal point we have 14,000 suns […]