The anti-nuclear movement holds that nuclear power is inherently dangerous and thus ought to be "replaced with safe and affordable renewable energy." ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Anti-nuclear"
AREVA ( ) is a France-based multinational industrial conglomerate that deals in energy, especially in nuclear power. The parent company is incorporated under French law as a société anonyme (public corporation). ...more on Wikipedia about "Areva"
The terms atomic battery, nuclear battery and radioisotope battery are used to describe a device which uses the charged particle emissions from a radioactive isotope to directly generate electricity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atomic battery"
An atomic clock is a type of clock that uses an atomic resonance frequency standard as its counter. Early atomic clocks were masers with attached equipment. Today's best atomic frequency standards (or clocks) are based on more advanced physics involving cold atoms and atomic fountains. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atomic clock"
The Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston (formerly the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston) is situated in the UK, just 7 miles north of Basingstoke and approximately 14 miles south-west of Reading, Berkshire, near a village called Aldermaston, bordering with Tadley. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atomic Weapons Establishment"
"Atoms for Peace" was the title of a speech delivered by Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atoms for Peace"
Auxiliary feedwater is a backup water supply used during nuclear plant startup and shutdown to supply water to the steam generators during accident conditions for removing decay heat from the reactor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Auxiliary feedwater" There's a bit of shortopedia in all of us.
A betalight is an artificial light source powered by the radioactive decay of tritium (H3) gas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Betalight"
Betavoltaics are generators of electrical current, in effect a form of battery, which use energy from a radioactive source emitting beta particles ( electrons). A common source used is the hydrogen isotope, tritium. Unlike most nuclear power sources, which use nuclear radiation to generate heat, which then generates electricity (thermoelectric and thermionic sources), betavoltaics use a non-thermal conversion process. ...more on Wikipedia about "Betavoltaics"
BNFL, British Nuclear Fuels plc, is an international company, owned by the British government, concerned with nuclear power. BNFL was set up in 1971 by HMG from the production division of the UK Atomic Energy Authority ( UKAEA), and until 2003 its headquarters were based at Risley, near Warrington. BNFLs headquarters are now at Daresbury Park industrial estate ** , also near to Warrington. ...more on Wikipedia about "BNFL"
The BORAX Experiments, boiling reactor experiments, were a series of tests using the BORAX-I nuclear reactor which proved Samuel Untermyer's 1952 theory that a reactor using direct boiling of water would be practical, rather than unstable because of the bubble formation in the core. Subsequently the reactor was used for power excursion tests which showed that rapid conversion of steam to water would safely control the reaction. The final, deliberately destructive, test produced an unexpectedly large power excursion and provided additional useful data to improve mathematical models. The tests proved key safety principles of the design of modern nuclear power reactors. Design power of BORAX-I was 1.4 megawatts thermal. ...more on Wikipedia about "BORAX experiments"
C1W Reactor was the type of nuclear propulsion plant only used in USS Long Beach (CGN-9). THe "C" indcates a Cruiser sized reactor, "1" for the first of the type built, and "W" is for the builder, Westinghouse. ...more on Wikipedia about "C1W reactor"
Chalk River Unidentified Deposits were discovered by the Chalk River Laboratories near the Chalk River in Ontario, Canada. They discovered corrosion deposits mixing in with the primary coolant loop of the nuclear reactor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chalk river unidentified deposits"
Cluster Impact Fusion is a suggested method of producing practical fusion power using small clusters of heavy water molecules directly accelerated into a titanium- deuteride target. Calculations suggested that such a system enhanced the cross section by many orders of magnitude. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cluster impact fusion"
A control rod is a rod made of a chemical element capable of absorbing many neutrons without decaying themselves. They are used in nuclear reactors to control the rate of decay of uranium and plutonium. ...more on Wikipedia about "Control rod"
Supercritical redirects here; for supercritical fluid, see Supercritical fluid. ...more on Wikipedia about "Critical mass"
The critical size is the minimum size of a nuclear reactor core or nuclear weapon that can be made critical for a specific geometrical arrangement and material composition. The critical size must at least include enough fissionable material to reach critical mass. ...more on Wikipedia about "Critical size"
Decay heat ** ** refers to the energy released by radioactive decay from fission products after a nuclear reactor is shutdown. ...more on Wikipedia about "Decay heat"
Dry cask storage is a method of storing high-level radioactive waste, such as spent nuclear fuel that has already been cooled in the spent fuel pool for at least one year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dry cask storage"
In nuclear physics, an energy amplifier is a novel type of nuclear power reactor, a subcritical reactor, in which an energetic particle beam is used to stimulate a reaction, which in turn releases enough energy to power the particle accelerator and leave an energy profit for power generation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Energy amplifier"
Fission products are the residues of fission processes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fission product"
Future energy development faces great challenges due to an increasing world population, demands for higher standards of living, demands for less pollution and a much discussed end to fossil fuels. ...more on Wikipedia about "Future energy development"
General Atomics is a nuclear physics and defense contractor in southern California. Among other things, it is the manufacturer of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). ...more on Wikipedia about "General Atomics"
Generation IV reactors (Gen IV) are a set of theoretical nuclear reactor designs currently being researched. These designs are generally not expected to be available for commercial construction before 2030. Current reactors in operation around the world are generally considered second- or third-generation systems, with the first-generation systems having been retired some time ago. Research into these reactor types was officially started by the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) based on eight technology goals. The primary goals being to improve nuclear safety, improve proliferation resistance, minimize waste and natural resource utilization, and to decrease the cost to build and run such plants. ...more on Wikipedia about "Generation IV reactor"
A Hot Cell is a heavily shielded room in which radioactive materials can be handled remotely using robotic manipulators (see picture) and viewed through shielded windows. Many hot cells have walls made of concrete or metal which are a meter of more in thickness. These protect the operators from the gamma radiation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hot Cell"
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