u and pu are both
pellets in rods
fuel is in the form of
rods surrounded by
____________ bombard fuel pellets
more fast neutrons
neutrons → fission → ___________
To slow down the neutrons so they can be captured,
nuclear fission in a reactor can be described as a
____________ are inserted or removed b/w fuel rods to control reaction rate
control rods are (characteristics)
elements commonly making up control rods
another product of the reaction is
____________ happens when fission happens too quickly and isn't controlled
water to absorb/cool
_______________ → steam, which turns turbines
additional cooling water
passes towers realeased steam
what happens to coolant?
uncommon excess energy
breed own fuel
particle accelerators speed up
alt current magnetic
how do particle accelerators speed up the particles?
isotope used to determine fossil/organic material's age
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