PRESENTED BY:Arundhati P Dolas
Roll No. 3
MSc-I RM & Ergo
Nuclear energy usually means the part of
the energy of an atomic nucleus, which can be
released by fusion or fission or radioactive
Nuclear fission works by splitting the atoms apart to
produce smaller atoms, and as a result energy is
released. Nuclear fission is used in nuclear power plants
to generate electricity through the splitting of the nuclei
of uranium atoms.
When atoms are joined together to form a larger
atom is commonly referred to as nuclear fusion. The sun
produces energy through nuclear fusion where the nuclei
of hydrogen atoms are fused into helium atoms.
The basic principle of operation of a nuclear
power plant is based on obtaining heat energy
through nuclear fission core combustible atoms.
With this heat energy, which have a vapor of
water, will convert into mechanical energy in a
turbine, and finally convert mechanical energy
into electrical energy by a generator.
A nuclear reactor is an installation capable of
initiating, controlling and maintaining nuclear
reactions (fission usually) chain occurring in the
core of the facility.