Nuclear Fission and Fusion Reactions
Lecture no. 28 from the course: The Joy of Science
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Prodigious amounts of energy can be released when atoms are split (fission) or when two nuclei, usually hydrogen, are forced together (fusion). Fission reactions can be controlled in reactors or unleashed by bombs. Attempts are now underway to control fusion reactions, which would provide sustained energy.