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Home Disclaimer Copyright Webmaster   Nuclear fission scroll Fission of an atomic nucleus into two parts of the same size caused by the collision of a particle. Nuclear fission may also occur spontaneously in the case of very heavy nuclei; (See fission, spontaneous). The capture of a neutron induces fission of th
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Nuclear Fission Nuclear Fission If a massive nucleus like uranium-235 breaks apart (fissions), then there will be a net yield of energy because the sum of the masses of the fragments will be less than the mass of the uranium nucleus. If the mass of the fragments is equal to or greater than that of iron at the peak of
In nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry , nuclear fission is either a nuclear reaction or a radioactive decay process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei ). The fission process often produces free neutron s and gamma photon s, and releases a very large amount of energy even by the

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