Enrico Fermi

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    nuclear weaponry and U-238 can be changed into fissionable plutonium in breeder reactors Stated in the article, “Uranium.” According to the biographical article, in 1938, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered how to create a nuclear fusion, a nuclear reaction in which atomic nucleus of low atomic number fuse to form a heavier nucleus. Also in the biography of Otto Hahn it was said that they discovered the fission of uranium and thorium in medium heavy atomic nuclei and his first work on these subjects appeared on 6th January and 10th February. With the release of energy, Enrico Fermi discovered the possibility of nuclear fission; the process of splitting an atom by introducing a neutron into the atoms nucleus, creating two lighter of atoms according to Alex Rich and Tom Warhol in their article. In the biography of Enrico Fermi it was believed that this took place in Chicago on December 2, 1942; Enrico Fermi connected Uranium atoms with neutrons and was surprised to discover that the products of this reaction were much lighter to make U-235 (Povey 71), creating the first controlled self-staining nuclear reaction producing heat and electricity. One of the most common energy sources beneath the ground, and only way to reach it, is by destroying layers of land and the burning of coal which causes pollution. Furthermore, There are three major air pollutions; (CO2) Carbon Dioxide, (SO2) Sulfur dioxide, and (N2O) Nitrous Oxide (Daley 47). Nuclear power plants prevented the…

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    tool for nuclear experimentation because of its lack of an electric charge. In 1934 experimentation using this new discovery, neutron with varies of materials by a team of scientists led by Frédéric and Irène Joliot-Curie to discover induced radioactivity, induced radioactivity allow the creation of radium-like elements at much less the price of natural radium. (TheBigger.com, 2011) In 1930s more work on this was done by Enrico Fermi, which focused on using slow neutrons to increase the…

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    One of the largest environmental disasters in world history happened on March 11, 2011. The site was the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake was experienced off the northeastern coast of Japan, and this triggered tsunamis that affected shorelines within minutes. Dozens of villages alongside 200 miles of coastline were substantially destroyed. Waves measuring more than 40 feet struck the Fukushima nuclear power plant, located only 150 miles from Tokyo. The…

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    On December 12, 2015, the world came together in Paris and for the first time addressed global warming. It was determined that the world’s goal by 2050 would be to keep global temperature increases under 2 degrees Celsius. With such high expectations, the US and other countries around the world need to invest in new power producing technologies in order to phase out the fossil fuel industry. While renewable energy sources such as solar and wind are the best long term solutions, their unreliable,…

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    Commission. He lobbied for international arms control. In 1947, J. Robert Oppenheimer managed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He worked on the Manhattan Project in order to invent nuclear weaponry and create the atomic bomb. During the Second Red Scare, in 1954, Oppenheimer’s security clearance was revoked. Because he had previously expressed political sympathies towards Communists, he could no longer work on such high security issues in the nation. Therefore,…

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    allowed them to grow and prosper in physics (Latil 113). The man with this honor is Enrico Fermi and without him, who knows what would have happened in World War II. Enrico Fermi had multiple experiences and obstacles in his life, but all of the experiences and obstacles, from childhood to adulthood in Italy and America, allowed him to successfully advance theoretical physics to another level that no other Italian physicist would have been able to accomplish. Enrico Fermi was the youngest of…

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    “The Manhattan Project” was a former research project that was responsible for developing the first atomic bombs during World War II, with the support of the United Kingdom and Canada from 1942 to 1945 . General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer were in-charge of the Project . The members of the committee combined their expertise, technology, science and finance. The success of the Manhattan Project was when a uranium bomb called “Little…

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    In his 1979 film, The China Syndrome, James Bridges brilliantly exposes the danger and room for secrecy that coincides with the large scale production of nuclear energy. And, though the film is fictional, its release date’s synchronization with The Three Mile Island nuclear plant accident in Pennsylvania works to bridge the film’s content into real life relevancy. Not only is the film exciting, as it keeps one on the edge of his or her seat, but the information that it releases about the science…

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    In 1934 Enrico Fermi, who lived in Italy at the time, announced his discovery of neutron-induced radioactivity. (DeGregorio) This discovery would become the first step in using nuclear energy. Fermi’s work continued and by the age of 37, Fermi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his "demonstrations of the existence of new radioactive elements produced by neutron irradiation, and for his related discovery of nuclear reactions brought about by slow neutrons". (Fermi Produces) He had become…

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    Nuclear Energy: Pros and Cons Jovencey St.Fleur 11th Grade Tabachynsky Deerfield Beach High School 2015-2016 Physics I H 20033900 ________________________________________________________________________ I am submitting my own work and have acknowledged each use of the words, graphics, or ideas of another person through citations and a bibliography. Signature: _____________________________ Date: ________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ …

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