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This process takes place in the

sun!

Light elements such as Hydrogen are fused to heavy elements like


Helium. Fusion means that the nuclei of two Hydrogen atoms fuse
together to one Helium nucleus.

Nuclear
fission

This is what we can do:


Heavy atoms (their
nuclei)
are split into lighter
atoms.
The energy gained is
less than for Fusion but
is still enormous

How we do
it:

Here the reaction takes place!

made of boron
steel (catches
neutrons)
they move into
graphite cores
(moderator)

Moderator:
water and graphite
slows neutrons down
Control rods:
Boron
absorbs neutrons
(catches them)

If it goes
wrong.