Atomic Energy

  • Atomic Theory Interactives (Link)
    This collection is from NOVA, and you know how good they are!
  • Mass-Energy Interactive (Link)
    Have you ever thought about the power of a paper clip? If you could convert the mass of a paper clip entirely to energy, how big a punch would it pack?
  • PBS Interview with a Physicist (Link)
    These Q & A's are from a FRONTLINE interview with Dr. Charles Till, a nuclear physicist and Associate Lab Director at Argonne National Laboratory West in Idaho.
  • Fusion: The Hydrogen Bomb (Link)
    In fusion, two lighter hydrogen nuclei combine to form a single, somewhat larger helium nucleus. (In fission reactions, the nuclei of certain heavy elements like uranium break apart and release energy.) The mass of the resulting helium nucleus is slightly less than the combined masses of the two lighter hydrogen nuclei, and the difference -- called the mass defect -- is released as energy.
  • Facts About Radiation (Link)
    Everyday exposure to radiation eh? The US Capitol Building in Washington DC is so radioactive, due to the high uranium content in its granite walls, it could never be licensed as a nuclear power reactor site.
  • Nuclear Reaction: Searching for Safety (Link)
    In this resource, science writer Robert Pool examines the first two decades of the evolution of nuclear power, in particular the thinking that went into ensuring public safety.
  • Atomic Evolution (Link)
    The mysteries of the atom have intrigued mankind since the days of early Greece. Our views regarding the atom have evolved over the centuries: from the simple atom of Democritus to the more recent model that includes intricate subatomic particles. Here at the Atomic Evolution you will find all the resources to expand your knowledge on the building blocks of matter.
  • Nuclear Energy Tomorrow (Link)
    N.E.T. was created by a relatively small team of international students, Adam Gravitis from Canada, Bert Ji from Peru and Bert Huizenga from the Netherlands.
  • TechTopics: Matter (Link)
    A great interactive introduction to states of matter.