Nuclear Fission

Nuclear fission is a process in which the nucleus of a heavy metal (i.e., Uranium 235) is split into two lighter nuclei. This splitting produces a great amount of energy and the release of other particles. These particles in turn hit other heavy metal nuclei and split them and the process continues releasing a great amount of energy until the heavy metal fuel is used up.

 

 

 

 
 
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