According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, nuclear fission is the process by which large, heavy atoms split into lighter ones, releasing substantial amounts of energy in the process. This can occur due to natur... More » Science Chemistry

Nuclear energy is produced in much the same way that electricity is produced by other power plants; the splitting of atoms creates heat, turning water into steam, and then the pressure of the steam turns the generator wi... More »

Nuclear fission is used to generate electricity, for the destructive component of nuclear weapons and to break down radioactive elements into other elements. In nuclear fission, a radioactive element is broken down into ... More »

Nuclear energy forms when atoms of uranium are split in a nuclear reactor through a process called fission. Small, hard ceramic particles containing uranium fuel are inserted into the reactor to produce steam, which turn... More »

Nuclear energy provides power, heat and electricity by splitting atoms in a process called nuclear fission. The heat produced by fission creates steam that powers the turbines, thus generating electricity. Nuclear energy... More » Science Physics

Nuclear plants use a process called fission to generate enough energy to boil large amounts of water and turn it into steam. The steam then spins turbines that generate electricity, which utility companies distribute to ... More » Science Physics

Two examples of nuclear change are fission and fusion. Nuclear change refers to a change in the nucleus of an atom as opposed to its electrons, as in a chemical change. More »