Nuclear Power Plant Isar, Germany

Spent nuclear fuel pool

Turbine of a nuclear plant

Definitions about Nuclear Energy

Definitions and concepts that will help a better understanding of the articles exposed on this website.

The majority of terms are directly related to nuclear energy, but there are also other concepts related to physics that complement the explanations of the website.

Atom
What is an atom? Simple explanation to understand how it is composed and how they are different from each other. What is an atom? Simple explanation to understand how it is composed and how they are different from each other.
Atomic Energy
Atomic energy is the energy that holds together neutrons and protons of the nuclei of atoms. Known as nuclear energy. Operation of an atomic power plant for the generation of electricity. Advantages and disadvantages. Atomic energy is the energy that holds together neutrons and protons of the nuclei of atoms. Known as nuclear energy. Operation of an atomic power plant for the generation of electricity. Advantages and disadvantages.
Atomic nucleus
The atomic nucleus is the small central part of the atom, with a positive electric charge and in which most of the mass of the atom is concentrated. The atomic nucleus is the small central part of the atom, with a positive electric charge and in which most of the mass of the atom is concentrated.
Atomic number
The atomic number is the number of protons (positive charges) in the nucleus of an atom. It is expressed by the letter Z. The atomic number is the number of protons (positive charges) in the nucleus of an atom. It is expressed by the letter Z.
Atomic theory
Atomic theory is a theory that states that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms. Atomic theory began as a philosophical concept to ancient Greece and India. Atomic theory is a theory that states that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms. Atomic theory began as a philosophical concept to ancient Greece and India.
Chemical energy
Chemical energy is the energy that comes from the chemical change of a substance through a chemical reaction or, transforming into other chemicals. Chemical energy is the energy that comes from the chemical change of a substance through a chemical reaction or, transforming into other chemicals.
Control rods
The control rods to control the speed of chain reactions. It is very important for the safety of nuclear power plants element. The control rods to control the speed of chain reactions. It is very important for the safety of nuclear power plants element.
Electric generator
An electric generator is a machine able to transform any type of energy, which can be chemical, mechanical or light, into electricity. An electric generator is a machine able to transform any type of energy, which can be chemical, mechanical or light, into electricity.
Electricity
Electric power is the potential difference between two points. Electricity is of vital importance, among others, it allows the transport of electricity. Electric power is the potential difference between two points. Electricity is of vital importance, among others, it allows the transport of electricity.
Electron
What is an electron. How it relates to the atoms. Importance of electrical power. Story about how it was discovered. basic physical properties of the electron. What is an electron. How it relates to the atoms. Importance of electrical power. Story about how it was discovered. basic physical properties of the electron.
Energy
Energy is the ability of a physical system to produce a job. Or what, when a work occurs, decreases by an amount equal to the work produced. Energy is the ability of a physical system to produce a job. Or what, when a work occurs, decreases by an amount equal to the work produced.
Heat energy
Heat energy is the manifestation of the energy in the form of heat. It can be transmitted by radiation, conduction and convection. The energy is usually mesured in Joules. Heat energy is the manifestation of the energy in the form of heat. It can be transmitted by radiation, conduction and convection. The energy is usually mesured in Joules.
Ion
In physics and chemistry, an ion is an atom or molecule that has a neutral electric charge.
Isotopes
Isotopes are different configurations that can have an atom. Discover the differences between them, how the first isotopes were discovered and their relations with radiation. Isotopes are different configurations that can have an atom. Discover the differences between them, how the first isotopes were discovered and their relations with radiation.
Kinetic energy
Kinetic energy is the energy contained in a body due to being in motion. The unit of measure in the international system is joule. Kinetic energy is the energy contained in a body due to being in motion. The unit of measure in the international system is joule.
Mechanical energy
The mechanical energy of a body is the sum of its energies, kinetics and potential. Mechanical energy can be partially transformed into other types of energy. The mechanical energy of a body is the sum of its energies, kinetics and potential. Mechanical energy can be partially transformed into other types of energy.
Molecule
Definition of molecule. What types of molecules exist. Formation of macromolecules. Characteristics and existing molecular models. Definition of molecule. What types of molecules exist. Formation of macromolecules. Characteristics and existing molecular models.
Neutron
A neutron is a subatomic particle contained in the atomic nucleus. It has no net electric charge, as opposed to positive electric charge of the proton. A neutron is a subatomic particle contained in the atomic nucleus. It has no net electric charge, as opposed to positive electric charge of the proton.
Neutron moderator
Neutron moderator is an element to slow dwon the neutrons in a nuclear fission reaction chain.
Nuclear fuel
Nuclear fuel is a material that has been adapted for use in nuclear power generation. Nuclear fuel is a material that has been adapted for use in nuclear power generation.