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Neutron Moisture Meter – Nuclear Physics Helps Farmers

‘Nuclear’ – What comes to your mind when you hear this word? Weapons, Defence, and Medicine... But it has far more applications than these, particularly in Agriculture. One of the most famous applications of Nuclear Physics in the field of Agriculture is the use of radioisotopes. ...

Inside the Fission Reactor Chamber

Heavy and radioactive nuclei like Uranium undergo fission forming smaller nuclei and in the process release energy. Nuclear power stations set up nuclear fission reactions and tap this released energy. Fission process is initiated by bombarding heavy nuclei with neutrons. The 4 key compon ...

Nuclear Industry Benefits Worth Knowing

The nuclear industry has been at the core of one of the most controversial topics since its first research testing in the early 20th century. Nuclear energy is a form of power which can both save lives and cause the horrific destruction of millions of lives.Nuclear energy is, in fact, the energy bi ...

Understanding the Possible Causes of a Nuclear Power Failure

Electricity from nuclear energy is possible due to the fact that heat energy is released in nuclear fission reactions (splitting up of an unstable radioactive nucleus on bombarding it with neutrons).  This heat is used to convert water into steam which is used to run turbine for the production ...