Pique the Geek 20091101: A Primer on Nuclear Electricity
As one gets further from the sun, the energy falls off rapidly (the radiant energy follows an inverse-square relation, meaning that when you double the distance away from the sun, the energy per unit area decreases by a factor of four. Since the best solar ...
Facts and Information about Radiation Exposure
An alpha particle has low-energy, is positively charged and consists of two protons and two neutrons, i.e., a helium atom without its 2 electrons ... and emit radiation. 1 Bq = 1 disintegration per second (dps); disintegration energy levels vary by ...
Quantum thermodynamics: A better understanding of how atoms soak up their surroundings
And no atom neither ... develop clocks of the highest stability. The precision of the clocks, however, is no better than knowledge of the internal energy levels of the atoms themselves, whether they are single ions or a gas of neutral atoms held in ...
The Future of Nuclear Power
Last year Al Gore declared that nuclear energy could play a “small part” in plans to avert global warming. James Lovelock, best known for ... nucleus and the electrons. Such an electrically neutral system is called an atom of the element.
Learning with the Times: Many accidents when cobalt-60 sold as scrap
What does the nucleus of an atom consist of? The nucleus is made of positively charged protons and electrically neutral ... occupied by about 10,000 people. The radioactivity was first discovered in 1992 and half the apartments were evacuated by 1997. Many ...