- noun energy created during a nuclear reaction, either fission or fusion, which, in a nuclear reactor, produces heat warming water and forming steam which runs a turbine to generate electricity
- Energy released by reactions involving atomic nuclei. There are three types of atomic energy: (1) the splitting, or fission, of nuclei, (2) the union, or fusion, of nuclei, and (3) the radioactive decay of nuclei. Also known as nuclear energy.
Not what you were looking for?