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7. Nuclear fusion power

7. Nuclear fusion power  

Maxwell Irvine

in Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777875
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584970.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199584970
‘Nuclear fusion power’ compares the current thermonuclear reactors to fusion reactors. It explains how fusion reactions were common in the early universe and are today the principal source ... More
4. Nuclear power

4. Nuclear power  

Nick Jenkins

in Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813927.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198813927
Of all the sources of energy used for electricity generation, nuclear power is the most contentious with strong opinions both favouring and opposing its use. Some well-known ... More
9. Where has matter come from?

9. Where has matter come from?  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775956
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0009
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chapter
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9780192804341
‘Where has matter come from?’ explores the creation of matter, from present day nuclear fusion back to the Big Bang. The Sun consists of high temperature plasma, comprising free roaming ... More
3. Food and water

3. Food and water  

Claudio Tuniz

in Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.003.0003
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9780199692422
‘Food and water’ shows how ionising radiation is used to improve food properties and agricultural products, and control pests. Gamma rays and electron beams are used to sterilize seeds, ... More
7. Exoplanets

7. Exoplanets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199573509
Planets are common around Sun-like stars. ‘Exoplanets’ examines this type of planet. The first discovery of an exoplanet was made in 1995, and hundreds of exoplanets are now known to exist. ... More
2. The Sun’s life-cycle

2. The Sun’s life-cycle  

Philip Judge

in The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
Published Online: 
Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191871269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198832690.003.0002
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9780198832690
‘The Sun’s life-cycle’ describes the birth of the Sun out of the debris of stars which exploded early in the life of the Milky Way. When stars form, they employ a disc structure, with ... More
3. Life on main street

3. Life on main street  

Andrew King

in Stars: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778155
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602926.003.0003
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9780199602926
What keeps stars shining? What supports the Sun against gravity? Gravity and electromagnetism alone cannot answer these two questions: we need to look at the subatomic level. Atomics are ... More
5. A force in society

5. A force in society  

Sidney Perkowitz

in Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
Published Online: 
Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851667
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813941.003.0005
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9780198813941
Physics is intellectually significant for humanity because of its success in explaining nature, and practically significant because it powerfully affects the wider world outside the ... More
4. Cooking the elements

4. Cooking the elements  

Andrew King

in Stars: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778155
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602926.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199602926
Most stars shine by nuclear burning of hydrogen to helium. As this process consumes the hydrogen from the centre, stars must evolve. Can we observe this process? What can we learn of the ... More
5. Stellar corpses

5. Stellar corpses  

Andrew King

in Stars: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778155
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602926.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199602926
Stars eventually must die; they do not shine forever. Their stores of nuclear energy are finite. How do stars die? Stars are forced onwards through a succession of evolutionary states as ... More
Stars: A Very Short Introduction

Stars: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew King

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778155
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602926.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199602926
Stars: A Very Short Introduction looks at how stars live, producing all the chemical elements beyond helium, and how they die, leaving remnants such as black holes. Every atom ... More
Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Planets: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199573509
Planets: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the excitement, uncertainties, and challenges faced by planetary scientists, and provides an overview of our Solar System and ... More
1. The Solar System

1. The Solar System  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199573509
‘The Solar System’ investigates how long people have been aware of the planets, when planets were first identified, when their distance from Earth was first estimated, and how. What is a ... More

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