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fi shuh nuh buhl

  • a  capable of undergoing nuclear fission
    a fissionable nucleous
    fissionable material

  • After it is over, perhaps the remaining fissionable material falls back toward the star's center and causes, in due course, another moderate explosion.
  • The payoff in nuclear energy comes when a mass of fissionable material "goes critical," i.
  • Cleansed of its fissionable isotopes U-235, the depleted uranium is safe to handle.
News & Articles

  • Understanding the 2 Billion-Year-Old Natural Nuclear Reactor In W Africa
    KentuckyFC (1144503) writes "In June 1972, nuclear scientists at the Pierrelatte uranium enrichment plant in south-east France noticed a strange deficit in the amount of uranium-235 they were processing. That's a serious problem in a uranium enrichment plant where every gram of fissionable material has to be carefully accounted for. The ensuing investigation found that the anomaly originated in ...
    May 1, 2014 - Slashdot

  • Henry Kissinger in New York Times
    There is circumstantial evidence that some fissionable material available for Israel's weapons development was illegally obtained from the United States about 1965,Mr. Kissinger noted in his long memorandum.
  • Rajinikanth in (blog)
    We've got almost a half a century of experience at the Savannah River Site at handling processed fissionable material as well as derivatives like tritium safely without any threat to the environment, and it's been a huge job creator for both South... Johnny Isakson Florida Times-Union Oct 9, 2008 37762 48965 fissiparous I appeal to people like (former Karnataka chief ministers BS) Yediyurappa, Kumaraswamy, (former prime minister) Deve Gowda to desist from whipping up sentiments purely aimed at the elections and nip this fissiparous tendency in the bud before the...

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