Discussion :: Nuclear Power Engineering - Section 1 (Q.No.27)
|Adeel Hasnain said: (Apr 17, 2019)|
|The Chain Reaction.
When a large, fissile atomic nucleus such as uranium-235 or plutonium-239 absorbs a neutron, it may undergo nuclear fission. In the first step, a uranium-235 atom absorbs a neutron, and splits into two new atoms (fission fragments), releasing three new neutrons and a large amount of binding energy.
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