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The history of nuclear energy

The history of nuclear energy

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Energy in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear energy -- History,
  • Nuclear physics -- Research -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementU.S. Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy and Assistant Secretary, Management and Administration, Office of the Executive Secretariat, History Division.
    ContributionsUnited States. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy., United States. Dept. of Energy. History Division.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK9202 .H45 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p. :
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17630195M
    OCLC/WorldCa13304193

    This book looks at the early history of nuclear power, at what happened next, and at its longer-term prospects. The main question is: can nuclear power overcome the problems that have emerged? It was once touted as the ultimate energy source, freeing mankind from reliance on dirty, expensive fossil energy. History of Nuclear power plants. Electricity was generated by a nuclear reactor for the first time ever on September 3, at the X Graphite Reactor in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in the United States, and was the first nuclear power plant to power a light bulb.

    @article{osti_, title = {The History of Nuclear Energy}, author = {None, None}, abstractNote = {This is one in a series of publications on nuclear energy. The intent of the series is to present a public overview of various energy sources and it is not intended as an exhaustive treatment of . The History of Nuclear Energy begins on November 8, when Wilhelm Röntgen accidently discovers X-rays. Röntgen was in his darkened laboratory when he noticed that a luminescent screen left too close to a cathode tube was sparkling. Röntgen knew that the screen was too far from the cathode tube for cathode rays to affect the screen.

      In his magisterial new book, Energy: A Human History, the Pulitzer-winning historian, Richard Rhodes, quotes the inventor of the first peaceful nuclear power plant, U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman. Timeline of Nuclear Energy History. See our history page for further discussion of this timeline. This timeline is also available as a PDF [5 MB]. Visit our main page to learn more about nuclear energy. References. Richard Rhodes, "The Making of the Atomic Bomb," Simon and Schuster,


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