Nuclear Chain Reaction Animation

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An animation of a nuclear chain reaction. A neutron striking a nucleus, causes it to fission and release two more neutrons, which in turn strike other nuclei, producing even more neutrons.

For clarity, the fission fragments are not shown in this animation.

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