Nuclear Power

  • Lawrence F. Drbal

Abstract

The history of nuclear power is an evolution of scientific discoveries directed toward understanding the internal makeup of the atom. A key discovery was made in 1932 by Sir James Chadwick, an English physicist, who determined that a highly penetrating form of radiation found by other researchers was actually an uncharged particle with a mass approximately equal to that of a proton. This particle was named the neutron.

Keywords

Dioxide Cadmium Milling Shale Diesel 

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