Nuclear Power Plant Isar, Germany

Spent nuclear fuel pool

Turbine of a nuclear plant

Latest updates

The development of nuclear energy is constantly developing. This web also.

Here we offer our new products and the latest updated articles.

Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is the energy contained in the nucleus of atoms. Nuclear energy is used in multiple applications (see applications of nuclear energy), but the best known application is the generation of electricity.

The term nuclear energy is often used to refer to the electrical energy generated by nuclear power plants.

One of the ways of harnessing nuclear energy is to obtain energy in the form of heat from the bonds that hold the nucleus…

Last review: September 14, 2018

Laguna Verde-1 nuclear power plant, Mexico

Laguna Verde-1 nuclear power plant, Mexico

The Laguna Verde nuclear power plant is a nuclear power generation plant located in the Punta Limón locality of Alto Lucero municipality of Gutiérrez Barrios, in the State of Veracruz, Mexico. It is the only nuclear power plant in Mexico.

Currently the plant is owned by the Federal Electricity Commission.

The Mexican nuclear power plant has 2 nuclear reactors of 1634 MW each, so the total installed capacity in the plant is 1,634 MW.

The Laguna Verde nuclear power plant is certified by Mexico's nuclear regulatory agency, the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards.

The two nuclear units began to be built in 1976. Specifically, the first…

Last review: August 27, 2018

Embalse nuclear power plant, Argentina

Embalse nuclear power plant, Argentina

The Embalse nuclear power plant is a central power generation, located near the city of Embalse, province of Cordoba in Argentina.

In addition to power generation has other applications in nuclear medicine because thanks to their recharge nuclear fuel during operation, is also used to generate isotopes for medical applications, such as cobalt 60

From the point of view of the capacity of power generation, nuclear power plant reservoir has a capacity of 648 MWe gross power.

The operator is Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. since 1994.

Chronology of the construction of the Embalse nuclear plant

Last review: August 27, 2018

 Atucha-2 nuclear power plant, Argentina

 Atucha-2 nuclear power plant, Argentina

Atucha II is a nuclear power plant in Argentina, based in Lima, Buenos Aires, built next to Atucha I. Its construction began in June 1981 under a contract with Siemens. Like Atucha I, is a nuclear reactor heavy pressure water (PHWR), planned to offer a much greater ptencia (about thermal energy. It must be 2,000 MW transformed into electricity remained at 750 MWe ). At the time it was started, he had the highest containment building around the world. The total cost is estimated at US $ 3.8 billion, or about $ 5500 / kWe, considerably higher than the world average $ 1500 / kWe.

Partly in response to energy shortages caused by natural gas crisis of 2004, the issue of Atucha II nuclear…

Last review: August 27, 2018

Atucha-1 nuclear power plant, Argentina

 Atucha-1  nuclear power plant, Argentina

Atucha I est située à 100 km de la ville de Buenos Aires (Argentine), près de la ville de Lima sur la rive droite du fleuve Paraná de las Palmas.

A été exploitée pendant plus de 30 ans. Pendant ce temps, le réacteur nucléaire a généré plus de 65.000 millions de kWh d'énergie en utilisant 1400 tonnes d'uranium.

Le carburant utilisé par le nucléaire, je l'Argentine est de 0,85% d'uranium enrichi. Pour la modération est utilitza refrigeracióny eau lourde (D20). Il appartient à la PHWR réacteur nucléaire (réacteur à eau sous pression…

Last review: August 27, 2018

Atomic Energy

Atomic Energy

Atomic energy comes from the atom, it is the energy that holds together neutrons and protons of the nuclei of atoms. It is also known how nuclear energy, which comes from the nucleus. The name nuclear energy is used because most of the energy of an atom resides in its nucleus.

Two parts of the atom, the nucleus and the crust are differentiated. In the cortex, an indeterminate number of electrons orbit around the nucleus. The nucleus is composed of an indeterminate number of neutrons and protons. The amount of protons in the nucleus will determine the element that the atom is treated, (iron, hydrogen, etc.).

Neutrons and neutrons are linked together by very strong energy links.…

Last review: August 22, 2018

Mechanical energy

Mechanical energy

Mechanical energy can be defined as the ability to produce a mechanical work that a body possesses due to causes of mechanical origin, such as its position or its speed. There are two forms of mechanical energy that are kinetic energy and potential energy.

The mechanical energy of a body is the sum of its kinetic energy and its potential energy. Mechanical energy can be partially transformed into other types of energy, such as electrical energy (in a ventilator), and can be obtained by transforming other energies, such as chemical energy (in a person who walks).

The kinetic energy of a body is associated with its speeds, linear and angular, and its mass). Actually, kinetic energy…

Last review: August 22, 2018

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is the branch of classical physics that studies and describes the thermodynamic transformations induced by heat and work in a thermodynamic system, as a result of processes that involve changes in the state variables of temperature and energy.

Classical thermodynamics is based on the concept of macroscopic system, that is, a portion of physical mass or conceptually separated from the external environment, which is often assumed for convenience that is not disturbed by the exchange of energy with the system. The state of a macroscopic system that is in equilibrium conditions is specified by quantities called thermodynamic variables or state functions such as temperature,…

Last review: March 7, 2018

Potential energy

Potential energy

In physics, potential energy is the energy an object possesses because of its position in a force field or that a system has because of the configuration of its parts.

There are many types of potential energy, but the most common are:

  • Gravitational potential energy that depends on the vertical position and mass of an object.
  • Elastic potential energy of an extended spring
  • Electric potential energy of a charge in an electric field.

The unit of measurement of the International System of Units for Energy is the joule (J).

Potential energy is associated with forces acting on a body in such a way that this depends only on the position of…

Last review: September 1, 2017

What is nuclear energy

What is nuclear energy

Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus of an atom. Atoms are the smallest particles that can break a material. At the core of each atom there are two types of particles (neutrons and protons) that are held together. Nuclear energy is the energy that holds neutrons and protons.

Nuclear energy can be used to produce electricity. This energy can be obtained in two ways: nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together to form a larger atom. The sun produces energy like this. In nuclear fission, atoms are split into smaller atoms, releasing energy. Actually, nuclear power plants can only use nuclear fission to produce…

Last review: August 31, 2017

Sievert. What is it?

Sievert. What is it?

Sievert is a unit derived from the dose of ionizing radiation in the International System of Units. It is represented by the symbol Sv. It is a measure of the effect on health health of low levels of ionizing radiation in the human body. The sievert is of fundamental importance in dosimetry and protection against radiation.

The name of sievert is due to the Swedish medical physicist Rolf Maximilian Sievert for his work in the measurement of the dose of radiation and the investigation of the biological effects of the radiation.

Quantities measured in sieverts are intended to represent stochastic risk for health, which for radiation dose assessment is defined as the likelihood of…

Last review: August 30, 2017