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written by David Stern
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.
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image credit: Reed Research Reactor, Creative Commons; image source; larger image This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from November 1, 2009 until November 16, 2009. View the feature here!

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© 2004 David P. Stern
Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, critical mass, energy, fisson, nuclear, reaction, reactor
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Metadata instance created May 6, 2004 by David Stern
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October 30, 2009 by Ed Lee
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