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When “nuclear energy” is discussed, it’s almost always in reference to nuclear fission, which generates energy by splitting atoms—and is the source of power for nuclear weapons and all of the nuclear generators in operation today.
Whereas atomic bombs are based on nuclear fission, H-bombs harness nuclear fusion, the melding of atomic nuclei, in conjunction with fission, resulting in much larger blasts.How matter’s hidden complexity unleashed the power of nuclear physics|Emily Conover|April 8, 2021|Science News
If enough uranium clumps together — about the mass of a grain of sand — it could initiate a chain of nuclear fission reactions, or the splitting of atomic nuclei.Uranium ‘snowflakes’ could set off thermonuclear explosions of dead stars|Emily Conover|March 30, 2021|Science News
But I think Steve Austin has to team up with a Japanese holdout to stop a nuclear bomb from going off or something.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He used negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program as an example.
Gordon G. Chang is a Forbes.com columnist and the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World.
Binding the resolution of my case to progress in the nuclear negotiations is profoundly unjust.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Heavy water”, or D2O, is even less common in nature, though nuclear engineers make and use it in some reactors.
Upon careful inspection, however, delicate nuclear bands connecting the parts can usually be seen.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
After a detailed discussion by Hartson Brant of the properties and limitations of nuclear explosions, the conference agreed.
Rick and Scotty watched the placement of the nuclear explosive—a simple steel can, from the outside—in the big hole.
Rick turned in time to see the side of El Viejo blow off in an explosion that made ten kilotons of fission seem puny indeed.
But even to the nuclear explosion those rocks won't mean much.