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May 11, 2012
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The difference between the enriched Uranium used in power plants and nuclear weapons is power plants only need 3 percent of U-235 while weapons need at least 90 percent.
3. The thing that causes a chain reaction is the free neutron that runs into the U-235 nucleus.
Sub criticality, Criticality, Super criticality- when the free neutrons from the U-235 turn into neutron rays by flying off into space...
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“To turn nuclear fission into electrical energy, the first step for nuclear power plant operators is to be able to control the energy given off by the enriched uranium and allow it to heat water into steam.
Enriched uranium is typically formed into inch-long (2.5-cm-long) pellets, each with approximately the same diameter as a dime...
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