Nuclear Fission

This Demonstration illustrates the process of nuclear fission. In this example, uranium-235 breaks up into barium-141 and krypton-92. The few extra neutrons emitted from this reaction react with other uranium-235 isotopes and create a chain reaction.

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This was a project for Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, 2016–2017, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.
References
[1] "Basic Principles of Implosion." Basic Principles of Implosion. N.p., n.d. (Jan 17, 2017).
[2] "The Atomic Bomb—Boundless Open Textbook." Boundless. N.p., n.d. (Jan 17, 2017).
[3] "Nuclear Fission: Basics." Atomic Archive. N.p., n.d. (Jan 17, 2017).
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