Questions About Nuclear Energy?

Answer Atoms are particles so minute they are invisible to the naked eye, yet construct every object in the universe. Nuclear energy, at its most basic level, is energy harbored from the nuclei, or cores,... Read More »

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Is the study of nuclear energy about chemistry?

The study of nuclear energy is about chemistry. The nuclear reactions, such as fission and fusion, involve subatomic particles. Fission is when a nucleus splits apart, and fusion is when a nucleus ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

How much of the world's energy is nuclear energy?

According to the World Nuclear Association, in 2009, 13 to 14 percent of the world's electricity was generated through nuclear power. This represents a drop from approximately 15 percent in 2007. H... Read More »