HKNIC - Nuclear Power Generation Principles
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Nuclear Power Generation Principles

There are two fundamental ways to generate nuclear energy. One way is to break up a heavy element into two lighter elements and produce heat, in a process known as nuclear fission. The other is to fuse two lighter elements together to form a heavier element and produce heat, in a process known as nuclear fusion. Commercial nuclear power production makes use nuclear fission. Using nuclear fusion to produce commercial energy is still under research.

Nuclear Power Generation Principles