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Competition between the P-P Chain and the CNO Cycle

What nuclear fusion reactions go on inside stars, and what does it depend on? Find about the proton proton chain reaction.

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Nuclear Reaction: Why do Americans fear nuclear power?

Site contains arguments for and against Nuclear Power from an American and international perspective.

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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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Development of cosmic ray showers

A detailed look at the nuclear reactions happens when a cosmic ray causes a shower.

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Fusion vs temperature

Very simple experiment showing the reaction between two nuclei at different temperatures. The temperature is set with a cursor in millions of degrees. The reaction is then played.

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Neutrinos

Wolfgang Pauli first suggested, around 1930, that neutrinos might exist, because without them, momentum didn't seem to be conserved in nuclear reactions. Neutrinos were actually detected 10 years ...

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Leo Szilard

Leo Szilard (1898 - 1964) ideas included the linear accelerator, cyclotron, electron microscope, and nuclear chain reaction. Equally important was his insistence that scientists accept moral ...

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E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb

Einstein's famous equation changed the world of physics and allowed scientists to understand what happens in nuclear reactions.

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Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1938 for his work on the artificial radioactivity produced by neutrons, and for nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons. A good biography ...

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The ABC of Nuclear Science

A well presented and comprehensive introduction to nuclear science. Nuclear structure, Antimatter, decay, Cosmic rays, etc. Excellent graphics

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