Thermodynamics/Actinides.

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Dear Kevin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power

Other than Uranium and Thorium heavy elements, which other Actinides can be considered for generating nuclear power in a nuclear power plant ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hi Prashant,

All of the actinide elements are capable of being used in nuclear power plants.
Uranium and thorium occur naturally in quantities that are useful.
Plutonium has been synthised and then used in reactors (fast breeder type).
The others are too rare to be considered useful.

I hope this helps.
Best wishes,
Kevin.  

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

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Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

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Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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