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What will happen if slow moving neutrons are made to strike the atoms of a heavy element 23592U? What is the name of this process?
When slow moving neutrons are made to strike the atoms of a heavy element uranium-235, the heavy uranium nucleus breaks up to produce two medium-weighted atoms and 3 neutrons, with the emission of tremendous amount of energy. This process is called nuclear fission..
The following questions are about the nuclear reactor of a power plant.
a) Which isotope of uranium produces the energy in the fuel rods?
b) Will the fuel rods last forever?
c) Is the energy produced by nuclear fission or nuclear fusion?
d) What is the purpose of using the graphite moderator ?
e) What is the function of boron rods in the nuclear reactor?
f) Why is liquid sodium (or carbon dioxide gas) pumped through the reactor?