Nuclear fission

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Animated gif showing fission of U-235 by Stephan-Xp

We’ve discussed nuclear fission in class this week.  This is the process where an unstable nucleus splits into 2 or more smaller nuclei.  The new atoms produced are called daughter products of the fission process.  The University of California has a good animation of the fission process with commentary.  I have also included a link below to a nice animation from atomicarchive.com.

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