What is nuclear fisson?

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Nuclear Fission

This is when a neutron is absorbed by a large nucleus and this splits to form 2 or 3 smaller nuclei plus neutrons. This releases energy and then this neutron can go on to be absorbed by other nuclei. This is called a chain reaction.

The common isotopes used are uranium-235 and plutonium-239, these are used because they each have a…



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