Definitions for nuclear energy
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atomic energy, nuclear energy(noun)
the energy released by a nuclear reaction
the energy released by a nuclear reaction; either through nuclear fission or nuclear fusion
such energy used as a power source
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Energy released by nuclear fission or nuclear fusion.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
All forms of energy released in the course of a nuclear fission or nuclear transformation.
Nuclear power, or nuclear energy, is the use of exothermic nuclear processes, to generate useful heat and electricity. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion. Presently, the nuclear fission of elements in the actinide series of the periodic table produce the vast majority of nuclear energy in the direct service of humankind, with nuclear decay processes, primarily in the form of geothermal energy, and radioisotope thermoelectric generators, in niche uses making up the rest. Nuclear power stations, excluding the contribution from naval nuclear fission reactors, provided about 5.7% of the world's energy and 13% of the world's electricity in 2012. In 2013, the IAEA report that there are 437 operational nuclear power reactors, in 31 countries, although not every reactor is producing electricity. In addition, there are approximately 140 naval vessels using nuclear propulsion in operation, powered by some 180 reactors. As of 2013, attaining a net energy gain from sustained nuclear fusion reactions, excluding natural fusion power sources such as the Sun, remains an ongoing area of international physics and engineering research.
Translations for nuclear energy
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- atomkraft, kernekraftDanish
- Kernenergie, AtomenergieGerman
- energía nuclearSpanish
- energia nuklearBasque
- انرژی هستهایPersian
- énergie nucléaireFrench
- energia nucleareItalian
- 原子力, 核エネルギーJapanese
- energetyka jądrowaPolish
- energia nuclearPortuguese
- ядерная энергия, атомная энергияRussian
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