Sometimes shortened to:
the splitting of an atomic nucleus into approximately equal parts, either spontaneously or as a result of the impact of a particle usually with an associated release of energy
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Now a new study is underway to see if nuclear fission can be an alternative.
The nuclear fission process, which generates energy from uranium, does not produce harmful greenhouse emissions.
Transgenics is showing disturbing historical parallels to another problematic invention, nuclear fission.
Nuclear fission is not one of them, and is likely never to be one of them.
Some byproducts of the nuclear fission are themselves radioactive.
Think of nuclear fission: it generates useful energy but if it runs out of control you get a cataclysmic explosion.
Xenon is a surefire element that is present if nuclear fission has occurred.
Nuclear fission was itself once considered to be a grave threat to humanity.
In some countries that secrecy stemmed from the military uses of nuclear fission.
Thankfully, they also offer clear explanations of such knotty topics as genetic diseases and nuclear fission.
The real reason for building fast reactors is that nuclear fission is not sustainable in the medium term without them.
We also make it extremely difficult to develop the cleanest viable energy technology currently available: nuclear fission.
The small nuclear reactors in the your source use nuclear fission, the same technology used in ships and submarines.
Nuclear criticality refers to a sustained nuclear fission chain reaction.
All nuclear warheads contain conventional chemical explosives as well as nuclear fission fuel.
In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, a process that releases the energy that binds the atoms together.
Describe the processes of nuclear fission and fusion.
Radioactive isotopes of iodine are produced by nuclear fission.
Another option, nuclear fission, suffers from a negative public perception.
They can travel long distances in air and are released during nuclear fission.