Nuclear Zone

Within the nucleus of an atom you’ll find protons and neutrons, particles that control the characteristics of any given element. Where the nucleus emits radiation, we find radioactive materials. There materials can be used for a great many purposes in research, including power generation, medical treatments, archaeology, and detecting other molecules.

Inside a tokamak fusion reactor | Image: Wikimedia

The scientists in this zone are looking at many different ways in which the particles of the nucleus are used. From studying the particles themselves, to using them to study other materials, and looking at the potential for and safety around nuclear power.

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