Why Did Fukushima Explode?

Good morning, John. Suddenly, along with the disaster in Japan, it has become kind of necessary to understand a little bit about how nuclear reactors work. And so I hope that you will excuse me postponing my Thoughts from Haiti and instead giving in direction as to how nuclear reactors work and how that pertains […]

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 […]