fissile

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Synonyms for fissile

capable of undergoing nuclear fission

capable of being split or cleft or divided in the direction of the grain

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Uranium enrichment for nuclear fuel increases the concentration of U235, the fissionable isotope that makes bombs and reactors go boom.
Well over 20 percent of HEU is in the form of the fissionable isotope uranium 235.
Sanders explains, "Depleted uranium is essentially U-238, the isotope after the fissionable isotope, U-235, has been extracted from uranium ore.
Caesium-137, or radiocaesium, is a radioactive isotope of Caesium formed as one of the more common fission products by the nuclear fission of Uranium-235 and other fissionable isotopes in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.
Uranium, in its natural form, contains too low a concentration of fissionable isotopes to be used as fuel for reactors or weapons material and must be put through an enrichment process.