Fission Module


  1. Discuss the release of energy by fission and fusion reactions.
  2. Explain the role of the reflector in a fission bomb.
  3. What is critical mass?
  4. Why can't plutonium be used in a gun-type bomb?
  5. How does the implosion technique work?
  6. What is the initiator and why is it necessary?
  7. Energy release from one fission reaction is about 200 MeV. How many fissions are required to release an energy of 10 Kt?

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