Nuclear Fission

In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry, nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller, lighter nuclei. The fission process often produces gamma photons, and releases a very large amount of energy even by the energetic standards of radioactive decay. Nuclear fission of heavy elements was discovered on December 17, 1938 by German Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann at the suggestion of Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner who explained it theoretically in January 1939 along with her nephew Otto Robert Frisch. Frisch named the …

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EU: European Union · 29 May 2024 English

The European High-Level Roundtable on Fostering Innovation for Fusion energy in Europe gathered leading public and private stakeholders in the field of fusion energy research and technology. Participants discussed how …

nuclear fusion is regulated separately from nuclear fission. Let me close by saying that the opportunity is separate from the regulation of today’s nuclear fission power plants is necessary to unlock new investments regulatory regimes that will separate fusion from nuclear fission. Where possible, governments should use current


Fraser Institute · 28 May 2024 English

Summary This essay evaluates past carbon emission reduction and the feasibility of eliminating fossil fuels to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. Despite international agreements, government spending and regulations, and technological …

plants started operating. The first commercial nuclear fission reactor was commissioned in 1956, and in 2022 world’s electricity generation, fol- lowed by nuclear fission, which generates about 10 percent (Energy Institute resurrect stagnating electricity generation by nuclear fission, and despite some 80 different designs, in


EU: European Union · 17 May 2024 English

and technologies to digitalise the grid; — nuclear fission energy technologies, including nuclear fuel


EU: European Union · 14 May 2024 English

electricity grid technologies Nuclear fission technologies Nuclear fission energy technologies; nuclear


Cato Institute · 14 May 2024 English

Common sense dictates that adding billions of people to the global economy--and the subsequent rise in production and consumption--must result in increased use and, therefore, greater scarcity of resources. Many …

sources, including mostly carbon‐ dioxide‐ free nuclear fission, with the added benefit that both forests and


EU: European Union · 13 May 2024 English

electricity grid technologies Nuclear fission technologies Nuclear fission energy technologies; nuclear


CAPS: Centre for Air Power Studies · 8 May 2024 English

f ood insecur i t y globally beyond the direct disrupt ion from the war; The mult ifaceted damages result ing from a nuclear conflict have been the object of …

Google Energy to have the latter supply it with nuclear fission reactors like recent ly signed an energy obtained


MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 23 April 2024 English

The Philippines needs to immediately stop violating China’s sovereignty and provoking China, honour its commitments, act on the understandings and consensus between the two sides, observe the Declaration on the …

energy in the form of heat. We already use this nuclear fission to generate electricity on Earth, but aerospace


MP-IDSA: Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses · 18 April 2024 English

"Including nuclear power in the green electricity certificate system can help provide an authoritative certification platform for the green and low-carbon attributes of nuclear power, meeting the purchasing demands of …

interplanetary travel with the development of a nuclear fission technology that could power large-scale exploration


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 16 April 2024 English

In March 2023, the European Commission proposed a regulation to strengthen the EU's ecosystem for net-zero technology products manufacturing ('net-zero industry act' – NZIA). During its April II plenary session, …

their production) such as solar, battery and nuclear fission energy technologies. The Commission and Member


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