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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Nuclear power.
See also changes related to Nuclear power, or pages that link to Nuclear power or to this page or whose text contains "Nuclear power".

Parent topics

  • Nuclear fission [r]: 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]
  • Uranium [r]: A silvery-white metallic chemical element in the actinide series of the periodic table that has the symbol U and atomic number 92. [e]
  • Plutonium [r]: 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]

Subtopics

  • Nuclear fuel cycle [r]: The progression of nuclear fuel through a series of differing stages, also called the nuclear fuel chain. [e]

Other related topics

  • Nuclear power reconsidered [r]: Questions to be considered in evaluating reactor designs intended for worldwide replacement of fossil fuel power plants. [e] as of 2022
  • Nuclear weapon [r]: A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives [e]
  • International Atomic Energy Agency [r]: 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]
  • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [r]: The principal worldwide agreement for controlling the spread of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons technology, without inhibiting the peaceful use of nuclear energy [e]