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What happens during a nuclear meltdown?

This nuclear primer explains what meltdown means, and how the situation at Fukushima compares with past nuclear accidents.

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Office of Nuclear Physics

A site to inform readers of the progress of nuclear physics in a wide range of fields. Up to date information on current research for scientists in the nuclear community.

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Tokamaks: the future of nuclear power

A short description of the tokamak nuclear fusion reactors.

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Fission and Fusion

Part of a nuclear reactor tour, this site gives a simplified explanation of nuclear energy.

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Why Nuclear Bombs Create Mushroom Clouds

Heating and convection cause the signature shape of nuclear blasts.

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Hyperphysics - Nuclear Reactions

Description of nuclear cross section, with good relevant links to other areas of the site.

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Control The Nuclear Power Plant

The control-room operators of the Karnobyl nuclear power plant are telecommuting and are running the plant through the Web. Can you control the power station? This is a good program showing how a ...

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Nuclear Physics

Introductory page linking to many different parts of the hyperphysics site, each dealing with an aspect of nuclear or particle physics

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Dealing with waste - the nuclear debate

An excellent interactive site that lets you explore both sides of the nuclear debate in an entertaining way.

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Hyperphysics - Nuclear Fission

Description of nuclear fission with details of uranium, other isotopes and the history, good links to other sites.

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