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Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy - Volume 3

Isaac Asimov

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. . .Thermonuclear Bombs 148 Controlled Fusion 150 Beyond Fusion 158 Antimatter 158 The Unknown 163 Reading List 165 116

Enrico Fermi (left) and Niels Bohr discuss physics as they stroll along the Appian Way outside Rome in 1931.

117 NUCLEAR FISSION New Elements

In 1934 Enrico Fermi began his first experiments involving the bombardment of uranium with neutrons—experiments that were to change the face of the world.

Fermi had found that slow neutrons, which had very little energy, were easily absorbed by atomic nuclei—more easily than fast neutrons were absorbed, and certainly more easily than charged particles were.

Often what happened was that the neutron was simply absorbed by the nucleus. Since the neutron has a mass number of 1 and an atomic number of 0 (because it is uncharged), a nucleus that absorbs a neutron remains an isotope of the same element, but increases its mass number.

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Community Reviews

The subtitle of this book pretty much sums it up. This is the story of how we discovered radiation, electrons, protons, and finally neutrons. It tells the story of how the first nuclear reactor was built, and how that led to the nuclear bomb. It is a clear and concise book, written with a layman in

Çok beğendim, çok eğlendim.
Nükleer dünyanın keşfi ile ilgili merak ettiğim bir çok şeyin cevabını bu kitapta buldum. Adım adım nasıl deneylerden nasıl sonuçları çıkarıldığını ve bütün keşiflerin nasıl yapıldığını anlatıyor.
Bir süre sonra tekrar okumalıyım.

A LibreVox Audiobook. Narrated by BA McKoy.
An excellent high school or college primer on the atom and nuclear power. Easy to read (or in this case, listen) and comprehend. The book is recorded in 6 sections.

Though there are a very few points which have since been shown to be wrong, they are relative

Eye opening. I wish I’d read this book in high school.

Physics, especially Nuclear Science, has remained one of my favorite areas of interest, and this book has thrilled me a lot in that regard. Beautiful overviews of nuclear processes without any equations reminds me of Stephen Hawking’s A brief history of time, explaining quantum physics. Although the

An awesome read on the chemistry of the nuclear bomb, told through session after session of history starting from John Dalton with the measuring of atomic weights to none other than Rutherford with atomic fission of alpha particles (yes, I remembered this, I am proud).
Book was an audiobook too! :)

Me estoy dando cuenta de que el Buen Doctor arrancaba bien los libros de divulgación pero los termina un poco deprisa.