Physics
18rmougey
2020-04-23 22:05:30
What is one of the ways a fission reaction can get out of control?
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SherlyWilkins304
2020-04-24 02:30:44

Upon fission of a Uranium atom, three neutrons are released. Each neutron can then go and break one Uranium atom each, causing the breakdown of three Uranium atoms. These subsequently release three neutrons each, meaning a total of nine neutrons are released. Thus, if the number of neutrons are not controlled via barriers, the reaction gets out of control.

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