Definition[edit | edit source]

Fission is the process of releasing energy when the mass between the product nuclei and the reactants has been concerted into energy in order to obtain a much larger percentage of nuclei of a target involved in releasing energy.

Important features of[edit | edit source]

  • additional neutrons are emitted
  • leads to "chain reaction" of neighboring molecules
  • low yield of reaction

How it works[edit | edit source]

Energy released From Each Fission[edit | edit source]

(according to PH261 Slides)

   165 MeV   ~ kinetic energy of fission products
     7 MeV   ~ gamma rays
     6 MeV   ~ kinetic energy of the neutrons
     7 MeV   ~ energy from fission products
     6 MeV   ~ gamma rays from fission products
     9 MeV   ~ anti-neutrinos from fission products

   200 MeV

Controls of Nuclear Fission[edit | edit source]

Fission Informative Site[edit | edit source]

Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

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