nuclear fission

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a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy

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Sunder explained that one unit of the nuclear power plant was active and had reached criticality, a stage when the nuclear reactor reaches a self sustainable nuclear fission reaction, while dummy tests were smoothly progressing on other.
Iodine-131 is a by-product of fission reaction and poses health risks if
The heat from the fission reaction heats coolant water passing through the reactor's core, and the heat is used to produce steam for driving a turbine-generator.
The graphite "moderator' is used to slow down fissioning neutrons to an energy level that makes them more conducive to contribute in another fission reaction.
Heat from the fission reaction was transferred to a pair of free-piston Stirling engines manufactured by Sunpower Inc.
Similarly we are now using fission reaction for power generation and writings are coming on use of fusion-powered spaceships.
Saturday and had its nuclear fission reaction ended at around 4 a.
Radioactive xenon isotopes are created during a fission reaction process
In a nuclear reactor, during the fission reaction, more than 200 types of deadly new radioactive elements are created.
It also cited as evidence supporting its view the detection of xenon even after it poured boric-acid solution to absorb neutrons necessary for a fission reaction, and a lack of abnormal rises in the reactor's temperature or pressure.
2, 1942, in a converted squash court under the west stands of the University of Chicago's football stadium, a team of scientists achieved the first controlled nuclear fission reaction.
Alternate theories were also considered, including the speculative idea that there may be a natural nuclear reactor somewhere deep inside the Earth, where fissile elements have accumulated and initiated a sustained fission reaction.
triggering a self-sustaining nuclear fission reaction.
According to researchers supporting the new theory, as the molten Earth spun, radioactive thorium and uranium accumulated at the boundary between the core and mantle in large enough quantities to spark a runaway fission reaction.
13 Kyodo Last month's nuclear accident in Ibaraki Prefecture might have been triggered by a phenomenon called "prompt criticality," a rapid nuclear fission reaction often found in nuclear explosions, experts said Wednesday.