fission


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Synonyms for fission

Synonyms for fission

reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts

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

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Binary Fission also allows more sophisticated interactions: rather than defining behavior of software elements from scratch, players can mix-and-match pre-made descriptions.
This dual approach allowed the researchers to slow down fission and observe a key intermediate step never before seen.
fission and have a short half-life of five days and nine hours respectively,
Ces releves montrent que, meme en cas de fission, la quantite d'energie emise n'est pas importante" et que ce qui se passe "est controlable", a precise hier soir un responsable de Tepco, Junichi Matsumoto.
Spent fuel--depleted in uranium but containing highly radioactive fission by-products--is stored in pools of water in the same buildings that house the Fukushima Daiichi reactors.
The research team led by Mahajan has combined fusion and fission in a hybrid reactor, in which neutrons generated through fusion are used to advance and augment a fission reactor.
Our goal is to build a technology demonstration unit with all the major components of a fission surface power system and conduct non-nuclear, integrated system in a ground-based space simulation facility," Lee Mason, principal investigator for the test at the NASA Glenn Center, Cleveland, said.
Fission tracks rapidly fade in minerals at high temperatures as ions fill the vacancies upon return to their normal positions in the crystal structure.
Two billion years ago several large, natural fission reactions occurred in Oklo, Gabon, Africa.
In another hearing, the panel allowed a stalls test to be scheduled for Fission, trained by Stef Liddiard, who was unruly before a race at Lingfield on September 22.
SUPPORT for the future preservation and even expansion of nuclear fission appears to be growing in the European Commission, with European Union (EU) research Commissioner Philippe Busquin adding his backing to the pro-nuclear stance long adopted by energy Commissioner Loyola de Palacio.
If, however, you enjoy a little literary fission in your life, if big words, clever turns of phrase, and rambling, rambunctious satires of English mores and hypocrisy provide your life with a few piquant perks, by all means indulge--but don't say you weren't warned.
Boyce McDaniel, a Cornell University physicist who was on the Manhattan Project and played a key rote in identifying the amount of uranium-235 needed to create the atomic fission that detonated the world's first nuclear bomb.
There are tasks which the skilled workers at Sellafield can perform in cleaning up the nuclear fission industry in places such as the former Soviet Union.