Meaning of ATOMIC ENERGY in English

ATOMIC ENERGY

Energy released in nuclear reactions. Of particular interest is the energy released when a neutron initiates the breaking up or fissioning of an atom's nucleus into smaller pieces (fission) or when two nuclei are joined together under millions of degrees of heat (fusion). It is more correctly called nuclear energy.

NRC Nuclear Energy English Glossary.      Английский глоссарий ядерной энергии NRC (Национальный научно исследовательский совет).