Title

This is What Happens When You Play With Nukes

Date

5-31-2018 8:00 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 8:15 AM

Location

NS 101

Session Chair

Philip Wade

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Scientific Storytelling using Student Created Videos: Energy Resources Powering our Future

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney, Philip Wade

Abstract

Fission occurs when heavier atoms break apart, while fusion is when lighter atoms are forced to merge together into a heavier element. This documentary addresses how reactors use these atomic properties to provide power. Additionally, the background of atomic energy will be addressed. Nuclear weapons were developed during the Manhattan Project for World War II, leading to the creation of nuclear reactors. There has been continued development since the original reactor, named the Chicago Pile, was created. The operation of these reactors produce nuclear waste which leaves radioactive material. To avoid adverse ecological effects, this waste material needs to be properly disposed of. Radioactive materials must be properly handled to avoid events such as those from Chernobyl and Fukushima, where reactors failed. This led to greatly improved reactor design to prevent these disasters from happening again.

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This is What Happens When You Play With Nukes

NS 101

Fission occurs when heavier atoms break apart, while fusion is when lighter atoms are forced to merge together into a heavier element. This documentary addresses how reactors use these atomic properties to provide power. Additionally, the background of atomic energy will be addressed. Nuclear weapons were developed during the Manhattan Project for World War II, leading to the creation of nuclear reactors. There has been continued development since the original reactor, named the Chicago Pile, was created. The operation of these reactors produce nuclear waste which leaves radioactive material. To avoid adverse ecological effects, this waste material needs to be properly disposed of. Radioactive materials must be properly handled to avoid events such as those from Chernobyl and Fukushima, where reactors failed. This led to greatly improved reactor design to prevent these disasters from happening again.