Fissionable

  • (adj): Capable of undergoing nuclear fission.
    Example: "A fissionable nucleous"; "fissionable material"
    Synonyms: fissile

Some articles on fissionable:

Nuclear Safety - Overview of Nuclear Processes and Safety Issues
... nuclear submarines and ships Nuclear weapons Fissionable fuels such as uranium and plutonium and their extraction, storage and use Radioactive materials used for medical, diagnostic, batteries for some space ... to nuclear power stems from two issues - the toxicity and radioactivity of heavy fissionable materials, waste byproducts, and other radioactive materials, and the risks of unplanned or ... transportation, storage, processing, and disposal of fissionable materials Safety of nuclear power generators Control and safe management of nuclear weapons, nuclear material capable of use as a weapon, and ...
Nuclear Fission - Physical Overview - Energetics - Input
... extra neutron to the heavy nucleus via the strong force however, in many fissionable isotopes, this amount of energy is not enough for fission ... of the incoming neutron, which is increasingly able to fission a fissionable heavy nucleus as it exceeds a kinetic energy of one MeV or more (so-called fast neutrons) ... As noted above, the subgroup of fissionable elements that may be fissioned efficiently with their own fission neutrons (thus potentially causing a nuclear chain reaction in relatively small amounts of the pure ...
Nuclear Fission - Physical Overview - Chain Reactions
... induced fission when struck by a free neutron are called fissionable isotopes that undergo fission when struck by a thermal, slow moving neutron are also called fissile ... All fissionable and fissile isotopes undergo a small amount of spontaneous fission which releases a few free neutrons into any sample of nuclear fuel ... Not all fissionable isotopes can sustain a chain reaction ...
Atomic Energy Act Of 1946 - Analysis
... any other material determined by the Commission to be peculiarly essential to the production of fissionable materials." And the fourth proposition stating, "It may ... The Commission owned fissionable material and wanted to make it available for developmental work and private research ...
Nuclear Reactor - Nuclear Fuel Cycle
... Under 1% of the uranium found in nature is the easily fissionable U-235 isotope and as a result most reactor designs require enriched fuel ... Fissile U-235 and non-fissile but fissionable and fertile U-238 are both used in the fission process ... U-235 is fissionable by thermal (i.e ...