Nuclear Fission

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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.

Contributed by: Benjamin Singer (February 2017)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This was a project for Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, 2016–2017, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.


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[3] "Nuclear Fission: Basics." Atomic Archive. N.p., n.d. (Jan 17, 2017).

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