An introduction to nuclear fission, its controlled release in power stations, problems of nuclear waste, and nuclear accidents. A linked web page discusses nuclear weapons, their effect, their ban, and "dirty bombs". This material supplements a previous section on fission in the Sun and the curve of binding energy in "From Stargazers to Starships". A French translation also exists.
%0 Electronic Source %A Stern, David %D November 15, 2004 %T Nuclear Power %V 2013 %N 24 May 2013 %8 November 15, 2004 %9 text/html %U http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snuclear.htm
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