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How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy?

How Do We Get Electricity from Nuclear Energy?
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The energy released from the nucleus of an atom — nuclear energy — is harnessed today by heating water to make steam. The steam turns a turbine that drives a generator to make electricity.

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Alexander Glaser Alexander Glaser - Dr. Alexander Glaser is Assistant Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He is a participant in the University’s Program on Science and Global Security and works with the International Panel on Fissile Materials, which publishes the annual Global Fissile Material Report.