Does Indonesia use nuclear energy?

Indonesia has a greater depth of experience and infrastructure in nuclear technology than any other country in southeast Asia. A 10 MWe experimental nuclear power reactor is planned to be built at Serpong, near Jakarta.

What is the best coolant for a nuclear reactor?

[3] Light water is a good coolant for thermal reactors but not for fast breeders; pressurized water also moderates (slows down) the neutrons because hydrogen-1 (H-1), which comprises much of water, has a scattering cross section of σ = 82.03 barns, far larger than any other atom.

How much of Germany’s energy is nuclear?

Nuclear power in Germany accounted for 11.63% of electricity supply in 2017 compared to 22.4% in 2010. German nuclear power began with research reactors in the 1950s and 1960s with the first commercial plant coming online in 1969.

What is the most fuel that provides nuclear energy?

Uranium is the most widely used fuel by nuclear power plants for nuclear fission. Nuclear power plants use a certain type of uranium—U-235—as fuel because its atoms are easily split apart. Although uranium is about 100 times more common than silver, U-235 is relatively rare at just over 0.7% of natural uranium.

Does Indonesia have free healthcare?

Since 2014, Indonesia adopted a “universal” healthcare system through a social security administrator for healthcare, known as BPJS Kesehatan, and as of September 2017 it has encompassed approximately 70 percent of the total population. But access and standards of healthcare is far from the same for everyone.

Why is Germany abandoning nuclear power?

The nuclear phase-out is as much part of the Energiewende (energy transition) as the move towards a low-carbon economy. Germany wants to curb greenhouse gas emissions but at the same time will shut down all of its nuclear power stations, which in the year 2000 had a 29.5 per cent share of the power generation mix.

How did Enrico Fermi come up with the idea of a nuclear reactor?

Fermi and his associate, Leo Szilard, suggested a possible design for a uranium chain reactor in 1941. Their model consisted of uranium placed in a stack of graphite to make a cube-like frame of fissionable material. Early in 1942, a group of scientists led by Fermi gathered at the University of Chicago to develop their theories.

What makes a nuclear power plant so reliable?

To better understand what makes nuclear so reliable, take a look at the graph below. As you can see, nuclear energy has by far the highest capacity factor of any other energy source. This basically means nuclear power plants are producing maximum power more than 92% of the time during the year.

What was the energy of the atomic bomb?

1. The destruction was sudden and swift. The atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively released the energy equivalent to 15,000 and 20,000 tons of TNT.