uranium 235


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a uranium isotope with mass number 235

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British intelligence was also acute to German demands for uranium 235, a critical ingredient in the production of the uranium-type bomb.
In the past, the Congolese ore was processed at Hoboken in Belgium where it was first transformed into Uranium 235, which stil l cannot be used for military purposes.
To supply the nuclear centre reactor, the uranium 235 level in the fuel has to be between 3 % and 5 % as solely this uranium isotope can sustain the nuclear fission energy released.
There had been speculation about the feasibility of an atomic bomb but it was thought impossible to isolate enough of the necessary material - an isotope called uranium 235.
But 99 percent of this uranium is composed of the isotope called uranium 238; its lighter-weight isotope, uranium 235, is the crucial material whose atoms can split and release energy for power plants or bombs.
"Last month four people were arrested in former Soviet Georgia with two kilograms of uranium 235 in their possession - almost enough to create a weapon that could wipe out a big city.
The three - a French ex-prisoner and two Cam- eroonians - were in France to meet potential buyers for enriched uranium 235.
Uranium 235, enriched uranium, we worked with every day.
DEPLETED uranium is a by-product of the refinement process that creates highly radioactive uranium 235, used in nuclear reactors.
Enrichment of uranium involves lifting the concentration of flammable uranium 235 in naturally existing uranium from 0.7% to between 3% and 5% by centrifuging, making it suitable for use as nuclear fuel.
According to news reports, the Tokaimura workers were handling uranium enriched to around 18 percent uranium 235, in preparation for fabricating mixed oxide fuel for the Joyo research reactor.
Experts attending the colloquium concluded on the basis of data on these accidents that the risk of critical incidents/accidents (uncontrolled chain reaction involving fissile material such as uranium 235 or plutonium) are generally restricted to laboratories of production sites linked to the fuel cycle or to research laboratories.
The last three chapters are devoted to the two nuclear fission bombs which ended the Second World War, one using Uranium 235 isotope and the other plutonium.
The rods, containing uranium 235 in a concentration of 3.5%, were being transported from southern Kaohsiung harbor to Taiwan's third nuclear power plant in Hengchun, southeastern Pingtung County, when the accident occurred.