Welcome to Simply Nuclear!
Simply Nuclear is a Wiki designed to educate the general public about radiation and nuclear subjects. What is a Geiger counter and how do I know if something is radioactive. When a scientist tells you something contains 32 Bq/kg, what do they mean? What is a Bq and how does that apply to me, in simply everyday language? The answer to these basic questions is the purpose of Simply Nuclear.
The purpose of Simply Nuclear is to provide an easy to understand and generally available encyclopedia of nuclear physics, radiation, and particle physics oriented material for the lay reader. Knowledge must be available to all people and as widely and easily understood as possible if we are to progress as a species.
Amateur scientist resources
Simply Nuclear aims at the amateur scientist. Here are links and information for those interested in Amateur science: Amateur scientist resources
Wikipedia and Other Resources
Simply Nuclear encourages the additional research and learning which may be sparked by understanding. On each page, we try to add links to other sites with more advanced and thorough content. Simply Nuclear is only a quick reference to simply explained subjects, but we suggest Wikipedia and other such outlets for additional content.
What we're are not
Simply Nuclear is NOT a professional peer reviewed site and the information found on this site is not intended to treat, diagnose, or advise people for any issues, illnesses, problems, or official circumstances. Simply Nuclear is a publically edited and open Wiki allowing all sorts of people to edit and add content. Moderation, peer review, and rules are enforced, but please take the information posted on this site was a grain of salt, we are public.
Simply Nuclear is NOT a place for unscientific subjects, hot political issues, religious issues, health issues, or other controversial subjects. Information purporting to treat, affect, diagnose, or any anyway affect illness, medial issues, and general health related subjects are both NOT ALLOWED and can result in member banning. As an example, it is perfectly fine to define the Linear Non Threshold model for evaluating risk and dose, but it is not alright to state that dose x will result in risk y. Only a licensed and trained Health Physicist should make such claims.
As a Wiki grows, the content becomes richer and richer, and the accuracy grows with each passing moment! Every user who logs on and contributes adds to the knowledge and the fun!
How to Contribute
If you are interested in contributing to Simply Nuclear, please feel free to create an account and contribute. After a period of four days, your account will be unlocked for editions. After a few minor edits, such as spelling corrections, you will be able to create new pages. Below is a link to a dynamic page which shows pages which are in great need of creation: Requested Pages
What is radiation?
What is a Geiger counter?
Why is my car hood radioactive after a rain storm?
Please stay tuned as we continue to grow.