Definitions for nuclear energy
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word nuclear energy
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 is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy, to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power station. 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 11% of the world's electricity in 2012, slightly less than that generated by hydro-electric stations at 16%. However as electricity accounts for about 25% of humanities energy usage, with the majority of the rest coming from the fossil fuel reliant sectors such as transport, manufacture and home heating. Hydro and nuclear fission's contribution to the global final energy consumption is approximately 3.8 and 2.5% respectively.
Translations for nuclear energy
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- الطاقة النوويةArabic
- 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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