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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Control rods worth increases with burnup due to the depletion of [sup.235]U and the decrement of total fissile nuclides. In other words, the ratio of absorbent isotopes in control rods to fissile isotopes in fuel increases with burnup.
Additional fissile nuclides cause a sharp increment in fission reactions near the surface of the fuel rod.