Nuclear Fission and Fusion

  • Created by: RosheenOH
  • Created on: 20-11-16 16:58

Nuclear Fission

The splittimg up of a big atomic Nuclei.

  • Nuclear Reactors generate electricity in nuclear power stations.
  • Inside the reactor, a controlled chain reaction takes place, and the nucleus is split up, releasing energy in the form of heat.
  • Heat is used to heat up water, creating steam to turn a turbine.
  • The turbine is connected to an electricty generator.

Often, the fuel used for splitting up is Uranium-235, Plutonium-239 or a combination of both.

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