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    Nuclear Reactor Essay

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    recently have molten salt reactors, in the form of LFTR technology, experienced a renewed interest among countries concerned with finding practical alternative resources for energy and climate change (Follows). The technology behind liquid fluoride thorium reactors is similar to PWRs in principle. Inside a thorium reactor consists of a two-fluid salt mixture of lithium and beryllium fluoride with uranium fluoride residing at the fissile core. A separate region that surrounds the core, called the blanket, comprises lithium and beryllium fluoride salts with thorium fluoride. The starter fuel, uranium-233, by fission process, heats the neutron-receptive blanket. This heated, liquid core material is pumped through small channels inside a heat exchanger. Excess neutrons are absorbed by the thorium-232 present in the outer blanket, and through neutron activation, breeding additional uranium-233, which is removed with fluoride gas and transported back to seed the core. Fission byproducts are removed and placed in a waste separator. From a separate heat exchanger, a circuit of molten salt heats, via thermal expansion, a closed-cycle helium (or steam) turbine to generate energy. This process is stable at 800 Celsius and at atmospheric pressure. (Hargraves, et al) The state of current nuclear reactors presents two issues concerning safety- waste management and catastrophic reactor events, known as meltdowns. To address the second question, LFTRs can not meltdown, because it…

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    Fusion is the process of bringing together of small high energy nuclei and creating energy from their fusion. An example of Nuclear Fusion could be perhaps if a Deuterium and a Tritium collide together, it would create a Helium particle, a neutron and an large quantity of energy. Nuclear Fusion is very desirable because of its very nice benefits such as it would run better and cleaner. Nuclear Fission emits dangerous nuclear waste unlike Fusion which just releases Helium and a neutron. The big…

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    It took place on April 26, 1986, in the city of Chernobyl and Prypiat, Ukraine. The Chernobyl disaster involved a newly build power plant which was composed of 4 nuclear reactors exploding and causing significant damages around Europe. This occurred when trying to shut down reactor number four. A sudden power surge took place at which point the reactor was not receiving sufficient amount of water to keep it cool. There was a backup generator which is supposed to be initiated within 15 seconds of…

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    A nuclear power plant is comprised of many components, but at it 's heart it has a nuclear fission reactor. This reactor works by the reaction of the fissile material. The fissile material is normally uranium-235 but others can be used. Each reaction that occurs emits neutrons that can induce more reactions. In order to keep this exponential process from quickly getting out of hand, control rods are inserted into the reactor core that absorb neutrons without causing a fission reaction. By…

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    Alpha (α) Radiation The alpha radiations particles have 2 protons and 2 neutrons which are in a helium nucleus. As the alpha particles emit the helium nucleus the nucleus gives away the two protons and two neutrons. As a result of this the mass number will reduce by 4 and the atomic number will result in reducing by 2. This is known as alpha decay. One source of alpha radiation could be plutonium 239. The alpha particles have many characteristics. First of all the alpha radiation has a helium…

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    Nuclear Radiation Essay

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    Radiation is formed by the instability of an atom either having too many or too few of and type of particles within an atom 's.These type of particles can be either having too many or too few electrons, neutrons or protons and you have a radioactive element.The element becomes unstable as each part holds another part on so having too few means that the link may be too weak to hold it together then having too many means there pushing others off the particles as there are too many attached to the…

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    In this new era of 21th century, our world is surrounded by energy even our eating foods also having energy which is chemical energy. In physics, energy is defined as a property of objects which can be transferred to other objects or be converted into many different forms (encyclopedia 2016). Energy can be differentiated into two groups which is renewable energy and non-renewable energy. Renewable energy group is defined as the group of energy which can be replenished naturally in a short period…

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    Science: The Atomic Theory

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    current standard model. As we know today, the Atom is made up of a Nucleus and a space reserved for electrons called the Electron Cloud. The Nucleus consists of a certain number of both Protons and Neutrons. This model is the The Cloud Model. Erwin Schrodinger created the final product of the cloud model after looking over Bohr’s model and research. The cloud model comes as an advancement from the Planetary Model which showed the Electrons moving around the Nucleus of an Atom in rings…

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    1. Is mercury an appropriate target for AGI? Why or why not? Please clearly cite examples for your reasons. (10 points) There are many reasons that mercury is an appropriate target for AGI. • Both companies are in the same industry of footwear products. • First off the two companies have differentiating strategies and markets that they sell to. AGI will be adding a new market to their company goals and increasing their revenue streams. • AGI strives in the casual footwear segment with a…

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    In the chapter “Democritus, Sophie is asked “Why is Lego the most ingenious toy in the world?”(Gaarder 44). This question then leads to the philosopher, Democritus, who is known for the atom theory. Alike the structure of legos, he believed all atoms that made up the universe were “eternal, immutable, and indivisible”(Gaarder 45). Furthermore, Democritus believed all atoms were firm and solid and were all different. Since they were all different, he thought they could join together and form all…

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