Title: Thermochemical Investigation of Molten Fluorid Salts for Generation IV Nuclear Applications - an Equilibrium Exercise
Authors: VAN DER MEER Juliette
Publication Year: 2006
JRC Publication N°: JRC35138
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC35138
Type: PhD Theses
Abstract: Nuclear fission is a process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into two or more smaller nuclei, which are called ¯ssion products. Fission can happen spontaneously, but also be triggered by the impact of neutrons. During this process, by-products are released that include free neutrons, photons, usually in the form of gamma radiation, and other nuclear fragments such as beta particles and alpha particles. The fission of heavy elements can release huge amounts of energy, both as gamma rays and as kinetic energy of the fragments.
JRC Institute:Institute for Transuranium Elements

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