How does nuclear fission of Uranium – 234 result in electricity being generated?
The use of Uranium – 234 to generate electricity depends on a fission reaction. The uranium nuclide is bombarded by fast moving neutrons leading to a chain reaction. Control rods and moderators are used to keep the nuclear reaction under control.
As the nuclear reaction proceeds, heat is generated and steam is consequently produced. This steam is used to turn a turbine and electricity is thereby generated.
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