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CLIP 8714

The science behind nuclear fusion

The science behind nuclear fusion
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Key Info
  • The science behind nuclear fusion
  • Duration: 06:29
  • Professor Nick Braithwaite from the Open University begins with a clear summary of the difference between fusion and fission. He goes on to discuss the current problems that exist in using nuclear fusion to provide us with energy. There are political as well as scientific implications. Published as part of the Bang Goes the Theory website bbc.co.uk/bang/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Radioactivity - Uses

  • Keywords: nuclear, energy, fusion, fission, atomic bomb, H bomb, engineering, physics, BangGoesTheTheory
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip would be an excellent summary to the work that students do at 14-16 on nuclear power. After watching the clip students could be asked to summarise the difference between fusion and fission and explain the current problems with nuclear fusion.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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