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John smith
NDT Inspector
Canada, Joined Jul 2001, 3

John smith

NDT Inspector
Canada,
Joined Jul 2001
3
03:36 Jul-27-2001
fisson process

what is the fission process for radioacive materials?


 
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Robert (Rocky) A. Day
Engineering
Milky Way Jewels, USA, Joined Nov 1998, 40

Robert (Rocky) A. Day

Engineering
Milky Way Jewels,
USA,
Joined Nov 1998
40
00:35 Jul-28-2001
Re: fisson process
: what is the fission process for radioacive materials?
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When the nucleus of an element disintgrates into two elements of lesser mass this is called fission. In the case of Uranium neutrons are released. Some basic web sites are:

http://www.lbl.gov/abc/
http://library.thinkquest.org/17940/?tqskip=1

Lise Meitner discovered Fission and received the Nobel prize for this discovery. More information on her can be found at:

http://www.users.bigpond.com/Sinclair/fission/

The most common use of fission in nondestructive testing is as a source of neutrons for neutron radiography.


 
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