Nuclear science is the study of sub-atomic particles and their application in various disciplines. Here you can learn about nuclear power plants, atomic theory and radiation.

Nuclear Science Quiz

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  • Irradiation


    Irradiation, exposure to radiation, such as X rays or ultraviolet rays, usually for a specific purpose. See more »

  • Isotope


    Isotope, in chemistry, one of two or more forms of an element that have the same atomic number but different atomic weights. See more »

  • Neutrino


    Neutrino, an elementary particle that has no electric charge. Physicists believe that neutrinos have either an extremely small mass or no mass at all. See more »

  • Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy, energy released in large amounts by the splitting or formation of atomic nuclei. See more »

  • Nuclear Physics

    Nuclear Physics

    Nuclear Physics, the branch of physics that deals with the atomic nucleus, or inner core of the atom. See more »

  • Quantum Theory

    Quantum Theory

    Quantum Theory, the theory that radiant energy is emitted (given off) and absorbed in units, or quanta, rather than in a steady stream. See more »

  • Quark


    Quark, a particle that physicists believe is a basic constituent of protons, neutrons, and certain other subatomic particles collectively known as hadrons. See more »

  • Radiation


    Radiation, the emission and transmission of energy and particles of matter from atoms. See more »

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