Peaceful Uses of Atomic & Nuclear Energy?

Answer Nuclear or atomic power is the energy released as an atom is split apart, a process known as nuclear fission. A sustained fission reaction creates large amounts of heat, which is used to generate ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Peaceful Uses of Atomic & Nuclear Energy

What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... Read More »

Is nuclear energy a kinetic or potential energy?

Nuclear energy can be either kinetic or potential. A chunk of uranium has lots of potential nuclear energy: atoms that have not yet decayed. As the uranium undergoes radioactive decay, it gets hot.... Read More »

How much of the United States energy is nuclear energy?

About 20 percent of all energy produced in the United States came from nuclear power as of 2009, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. Worldwide, nuclear power accounted for 14 percent of all ... Read More »

Is nuclear energy renewable energy?

On One Hand: It's Not RenewableAccording to Renewable Energy World, nuclear power is not renewable. It comes from the elemental fuel uranium. There is a finite amount of uranium in the world, just ... Read More »