Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion - what exactly happens in these processes?

Many of you will have heard the terms "nuclear fission" and "nuclear fusion" before. Nuclear fission means the splitting of atomic nuclei – this is the process by which energy is generated in nuclear power plants. With fusion, it is exactly the other way round: Here, the atomic nuclei amalgamate. But what exactly happens in these two processes, and why is so much energy released in the course? Find out more in our video.
Posted by SchoolConnects in Default Category on August 05 2020 at 01:19 PM  ·  Public

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