Notes on the calculation and balancing of nuclear and fission reactions
This missing mass (about 0.1 percent of the original mass) has been converted into energy
according to Einstein's
E = mc2 equation.
Many fission reactions are initiated by neutron bom
Notes on the calculations of absorption energy and annual radiation dose depending on location
The absorption of 0.01 J of radiant energy/kg of tissue
rad = radiation absorbed dose
rem = roentgen equivalent man =
Q x (number of rads) where Q measures rela
Notes on how does nuclear fission can produce energy for mass use
Is the energy produced safely?
Can a nuclear plant explode like an atomic bomb?
Can nuclear fuel be diverted to make weapons?
Can a nuclear plant melt down?
What are the radioactive waste p
Notes on calculating chances in the mass production of energy
Small changes in mass produce larges amounts of energy, because c is so large !
0.1% of 1 kg is 1 g or about half the mass of a dime.
Try to get them to imagine this amount of energy.
Notes on Atomic Structure and the study of potential uses in energy creation
Atoms are composed of electrons, protons and neutrons whose relative masses and
charges are shown in Table 2.1.
The atomic number is the number of protons in the nucleus and give
Notes on radon activity and its measurements in picocuries
Radon activity is usually measure in picocuries (pCi). Suppose that the radioactivity from Rn222 in your basement were measured at 16 pCi, a high value indeed! If no addiotional radon
Notes on calculating the nuclear energy released
1 ton of TNT releases 4 x 109 Joules of energy
TNT, or trinitrotoluene (discovered in 1863, a more stable explosive than dynamite), became the
standard for comparing the power explosives, including nuclear
Notes on the enrichment of uranium projects halted by the senate majority in 2009
Killed by Senate majority leader Harry Reid not in my back yard.
May resurface after elections. The cons are transportation safety, perception that it has to be
Notes on the calculation of decaying neutrons and nuclear decay processes
They decay by turning neutrons into protons via beta emission, or by decreasing the
neutron/proton ratio by alpha emission.
Examples of nuclear decay processes
Beta () decay
Noes on Chernoblys legacy and the consequent biomedical issues
Twenty years after the accident, the report Chernoblys Legacy: Health, Enviornmental and
Socio-economic Impacts was issued. This document was an initiative of the Internation