Jackson Scientific Reference
Nuclear power plants use the heat generated by nuclear reactions, and uses it to boil a tank of water. The steam created powers a steam turbine to create electricity. 32 more words
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The Cosmos Within
Let’s do a Nuclear Physics problem, shall we?
What is the uncertainty in the mass of a muon (m = 105.7MeV/c^2), specified in eV/c^2, given its lifetime is 2.20*10^(-6)s?
Answer, anyone? :)
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WIMPs and Neutrinos
It was reported a few days ago in the local Carlsbad, NM paper that the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is slowly recovering after a minor radiation leak earlier this year. 66 more words
Protons give every atom its fundamental identity. The number of protons tells you where an atom sits on the Periodic Table, while the number of neutrons and electrons can vary (within limits). 282 more words
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In the Dark
It’s been quite a while since I last put my community service hat on while writing a blog post, but here’s an opportunity. Last week the… 270 more words