Some neutrons will impact fuel nuclei and induce further fissions, ... In-situ
plutonium production also contributes to the neutron chain reaction in other types
of ... fast neutrons from the fissil...
A chain reaction ... A chain reaction. ... Neutrons released in a fission reaction
can strike other nuclei and cause? Neutrons released in a fission reaction can ...
Fission occurs when a neutron strikes the nucleus of either isotope, splitting the ...
This is known as a chain reaction and is what causes an atomic explosion. ...
ensure that neutrons released by fission will strike another nucleus, thus
producing a ... Powered by plutonium, Fat Man could not use the same gun-type
design that .....
A nuclear reaction will occur naturally if energy is released by the reac- tion; that
is, if the .... protons ends up as a nucleus of N 1 neutrons and Z 1 protons.
Another particle, an ..... neutrons, each of which can cause more fission. This
continual ..... graphic plates. When α particles, ß particles, or gamma rays strike
If one fission reaction produces two neutrons, these two neutrons can cause two
... release four neutrons, those four neutrons split other nuclei, and could then ...
Together with the neutrons, the protons form the nucleus of the atom. .... The
fission reaction can proceed uncontrollably and needs to be slowed down ... It
neither splits nor fuses with other atoms in a nuclear reaction. ... Typically an
alpha decay of a single Uranium-238 atom releases 4.3MeV (6.9 X10<sup>-13</sup> J) of
Jan 30, 2013 ... Nuclear fission releases heat energy by splitting atoms. ... During the process, a
neutron is accelerated and strikes the target nucleus, which in the majority ...
become projectiles that initiate other fission reactions, or chain reactions. ...
Fission is used in nuclear power reactors since it can be controlled, while...
Our discussion of the energy changes in nuclear reactions (Section 21.6)
revealed an ... If one fission produces 2 neutrons, these 2 neutrons can cause
two fissions. The 4 neutrons thereby released can produce four fissions, and so
forth, ... they have the opportunity to strike another nucleus and cause additional
Nuclear energy can be produced by either of two types of reactions, fission, the
splitting ... Energy Released per gram of Fuel (erg/gm) ... These free neutrons
may strike other Uranium nuclei, causing further fission reactions. ... The result is
that several other nuclei fission, and each of these cause several others to fission
Apr 29, 2016 ... Under certain conditions, the escaping neutrons strike and thus ... This series of
rapidly multiplying fissions culminates in a chain reaction in which nearly all the
... fission: fission of uranium nucleus [Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.] ...
chances that one of the released neutrons will cause another fission ...