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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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The Nuclear Fusion Arms Race Is Underway

A look at the companies vying to be the first to create commercially viable power from nuclear fusion.

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Cold War-Era Science Shows Beer Will Survive a Nuclear Apocalypse

Beer was tested to see whether it would be safe to drink after experiencing radiation from a nuclear blast.

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Nuclear Reactor

Ideas involving electricity generation by nuclear energy. Has a reactor simulation and quiz.

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Does nuclear waste really glow?

Often associated with nuclear power is a strange blue glow. Find out what causes this Cherenkov radiation.

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Nuclear Physics: Past, Present and Future

This website takes a comprehensive look at nuclear physics, its applications for energy and warfare, and surrounding political issues.

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The Nuclear Power Plant Simulator

This game puts you in control of a nuclear plant. Your mission is to produce as much electricity as possible whilst avoiding overheating. Requires flash.

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)

NDA homepage - information about nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste disposal.

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Coulomb Barrier

In order to accomplish nuclear fusion, the particles involved must first overcome the electric repulsion to get close enough for the attractive nuclear strong force to take over to fuse the particles.

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Fast Breeder Reactor

Under appropriate operating conditions, the neutrons given off by fission reactions can "breed" more fuel from otherwise non-fissionable isotopes.

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