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An introduction to nuclear fission
An introduction to nuclear fission

Duration: 05:14

An introduction to the concept of nuclear fission explaining how the nuclear fission reaction creates heat to generate electricity.

 
An introduction to nuclear fusion
An introduction to nuclear fusion

Duration: 03:47

An introduction to the concept of nuclear fusion and details of current scientific research.

 
Decommissioning the Sellafield nuclear power plant
Decommissioning the Sellafield nuclear power plant

Duration: 03:46

A report about the Sellafield nuclear power plant as it is being decommissioned. Includes a rare view inside the area where plutonium for nuclear weapons was produced.

 
Medical uses of visible light - the electromagnetic spectrum
Medical uses of visible light - the electromagnetic spectrum

Duration: 03:51

A description of how visible light is used as a diagnostic tool in endoscopes and in Photodynamic Therapy.

 
New techniques for dealing with radioactive waste
New techniques for dealing with radioactive waste

Duration: 02:37

A discussion about the safe handling of radioactive materials. The reactors and reprocessing bunkers at Sellafield are being decommissioned 60 years after the plant began life.

 
Radiation in medicine
Radiation in medicine

Duration: 03:56

A rower undergoes a bone scan to check a sporting injury to his back.

 
Radioactive decay
Radioactive decay

Alpha, beta and gamma radiation are described and alpha particles are visualised in a cloud chamber. Uses of radioactivity are briefly described.

 
The science behind nuclear fusion
The science behind nuclear fusion

Duration: 06:29

An explanation of the difference between nuclear fission and fusion, and the scientific and engineering challenges involved in harnessing nuclear fusion power.

 

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