Induced Fission

Some articles on induced fission, fission:

Neutrino - Properties and Reactions - Induced Fission
... do in nuclear reactors, neutrinos can induce fission reactions within heavy nuclei ... Neutrino fission of deuterium nuclei has been observed in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, which uses a heavy water detector ...
Nuclear Fission - Physical Overview - Chain Reactions
... Several heavy elements, such as uranium, thorium, and plutonium, undergo both spontaneous fission, a form of radioactive decay and induced fission, a form of nuclear reaction ... Elemental isotopes that undergo induced fission when struck by a free neutron are called fissionable isotopes that undergo fission when struck by a thermal ... isotopes undergo a small amount of spontaneous fission which releases a few free neutrons into any sample of nuclear fuel ...

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