Cluster: Nuclear technology

Cluster: Nuclear technology

A cluster of topics related to nuclear technology

Nuclear technology encompasses any technology that utilize nuclear reactions or radiation produced by them. This could be to produce energy in nuclear power plants, the use of radiation for diagnostics and treatments in medicine, weaponizing the energy stored in nuclei for a nuclear weapon, propelling naval vessels, or many other industrial and commercial applications.

Fundamental science

Nuclear Technology involves many topics from fields such as nuclear physics and radiation physics. Below is a list of topics related to the fundamental science behind nuclear technology.

  • Nuclear technology
  • Atomic nucleus
  • Nuclear fission
  • Nuclear fusion
  • Radionuclide
  • Ionizing radiation
  • Alpha decay
  • Beta decay
  • Gamma ray
  • Neutron radiation
  • Electron capture
  • Radioluminescence

Applications

A list of nuclear technology applications and topics related to them.

Nuclear power

Producing controlled chain reactions of nuclear interactions to generate electricity in a nuclear reactor.

Medicine

The use of radiation produced by nuclear reactions for medical diagnosis and treatment.

  • Radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy
  • Proton therapy
  • Brachytherapy

Defense

Weaponising nuclear reactions for large scale explosives, also using energy produced by nuclear reactors for the propulsion of military vehicles.

Space

Nuclear technology is used to provide power for space missions and is being developed for use in the propulsion of space vehicles.

Industrial

Nuclear technology is used in a range of industrial processes.

  • Industrial radiography
  • Nuclear gauge
  • Radioactive tracer
  • Well logging

Commercial

Commercial products that use nuclear technology.

  • Betavoltaic device
  • Smoke detector

Agriculture & food

Nuclear Technology applications in agriculture and food.

  • Mutation breeding
  • Insect control
  • Food Irradiation

Companies

List of companies offering services or products in nuclear technology

Nuclear reactor companies

Uranium mining companies

Nuclear fuel companies

Nuclear waste companies

Nuclear decommissioning companies

Electricity generation

Nuclear fusion companies

Hybrid fusion-fission

  • Apollo Fusion

Other nuclear power related companies

  • Heavy Water Board
  • Rosatom
  • Atomenergomash
  • Atommash
  • Atomstroyexport

Defense

  • Rolls Royce
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • BWX Technologies
  • Babcock International
  • China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
  • Nuclear Fuel Services
  • OKBM Afrikantov
  • Technicatome
  • Boeing

Space

  • Teledyne

Medicine

  • Cardinal Health
  • Digirad Corporation
  • GE Healthcare
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Canon Medical Systems Corporation
  • Fujifilm Healthcare
  • Hitachi Medical
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Samsung Medison
  • Shimadzu
  • AGFA HealthCare
  • Carestream Health

Investment companies

  • Strong Atomics
  • Nucleation Capital

Research projects

Fusion energy

Research groups & organizations

Nuclear Power

Fusion

Fusion propulsion

Hybrid fusion-fission

Medicine

Defense

Other related groups & organizations

Miscellaneous

List of topics related to nuclear technology.

Notable people

List of people who made significant contributions to nuclear technology or nuclear physics.

  • Ernest Rutherford
  • Henri Becquerel
  • Marie Curie
  • Pierre Curie
  • Niels Bohr
  • James Chadwick
  • John Cockcroft
  • Albert Einstein
  • Michael Faraday
  • Enrico Fermi
  • Otto Hahn
  • Lise Meitner
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Wolfgang Pauli
  • Franco Rasetti
  • Ernest Walton
  • Emilio Segrè

Timeline

People

Name
Role
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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Nuclear Power Today | Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association

Web

Updated February 2020

The History of Nuclear Energy

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy

Web

The Number of Fusion Energy Startups is Growing Fast - Here's Why

Sam Wurzel

Web

February 7th, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Is Nuclear Fusion The Answer To Clean Energy?

Oct 29, 2019

Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

Jul 21, 2019

NASA's New Space Reactor Is Powered by Nuclear Fission

Jun 30, 2019

Thorium and the Future of Nuclear Energy

Jul 1, 2019

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services
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