Basic definitions for certain nuclear activities.
1. Nuclear fission
2. Nuclear fusion
3. Nuclear Reactor
4. Nuclear Energy
Nuclear fission: Nuclear fission is a nuclear reaction in which an atomic nucleus is split into smaller nuclei and energy in a nuclear reactor.
Nuclear fusion: This refers to a nuclear reaction in which small atoms come together to form a combination of a heavier atom and energy.
Nuclear Reactor: This is a specially built enclosure in which controlled nuclear fission reactions take place.
Nuclear Energy: Nuclear energy refers to the type of energy that is released in both fission and fusion reactions. With this, a small mass of the atom is converted into energy. NB: Nuclear energy is used to produce electricity and atomic bomb.