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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Nuclear power reconsidered.
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Parent topics

Existing reactor designs

  • Developed Article Molten salt reactor: A nuclear reactor using molten salt as the fuel or coolant [e]
  • Stub Pressurized Water Reactor: uses atomic fission to heat water in a primary loop, then pipes the heated water to a heat exchanger to generate steam in a secondary loop, then uses the steam to drive a turbine; only water in the primary loop becomes radioactive. [e]

Proposed reactor designs

Advanced Reactors Information System[1] showcases many new reactor designs. Here are a few of them:

Other related topics

Background topics

  • Stub Nuclear fission: A reaction by which a nucleus of a suitable isotope of an element with a high atomic number splits into two nuclei of lower atomic numbers and one or more neutrons and a relatively large release of energy per atom. [e]
  • Stub Nuclear fusion: A process in which small atomic nuclei fuse and release energy. In a hydrogen bomb, fusion of deuterium and tritium (two isotopes of hydrogen) releases four times as much energy as the same mass of uranium in a fission bomb. [e]
  • Developing Article Nuclear fuel: Material that can be consumed to derive nuclear energy, usually heavy fissile elements that can be made to undergo nuclear fission chain reactions in a nuclear fission reactor. [e]}
  • Developing Article Uranium: A silvery-white metallic chemical element in the actinide series of the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. [e]
  • Developing Article Plutonium: Mainly man-made radioactive element (Z = 94); its 239 isotope is fissionable and used in nuclear weapons; the 240 isotope is used in some nuclear power reactors [e]
  • Stub International Atomic Energy Agency: An international organization established in July 1957, which seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. [e]

Citizendium articles about opposition to nuclear energy or nuclear weapons

Citizendium articles that are weapons-related (NOT power-related)

  • Developing Article Nuclear weapon: an extremely dangerous bomb based atomic fission (the "atom bomb" or A-bomb) or fusion (the "hydrogen" or H-bomb); a powerful conventional bomb is also needed to trigger the atomic reaction. [e]
  • Developing Article Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: The principal worldwide agreement for controlling the spread of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons technology, without inhibiting the peaceful use of nuclear energy [e]

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