Is there any possible way to extract energy that isn't in terms of heat in a nuclear reaction? It seems like a very passive way to collect energy. There are many medium transports from the reactor to the actual steam turbine (e.g. supercritical water, molten sodium, etc). Is there any proposed way to use the movement of particles ejected by the reaction (anything other than PIDEC)? Can anyone point me to some reading about this topic? I really like thinking about it! I'm a freshman in college studying chemistry and I need other "sciency" and conceptual things to think about besides remedial lab reports and homework. Thanks!