Atomic energy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

 
Jump to: navigation, search

Atomic energy is energy produced by atoms. The term originated in 1903 when Ernest Rutherford began to speak of the possibility of atomic energy.[1] The term was popularized by H. G. Wells in the phrase, "splitting the atom", devised at a time prior to the discovery of the nucleus. Atomic energy may include:

Atomic energy is the source of Nuclear power, which uses sustained nuclear fission to generate heat and electricity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isaac Asimov, Atom: Journey Across the Sub-Atomic Cosmos, New York:1992 Plume, ISBN 0452268346, Page 125

See also[edit]