fission fuel

fission fuel

[′fish·ən ‚fyül]
(nucleonics)
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"Iran has sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable implosion nuclear device (an atomic bomb) based on HEU (highly enriched uranium) as the fission fuel," The agency assessed.
Moreover, the ultimate fusion fuel, hydrogen, is available in virtually unlimited quantities on Earth and is easily obtained, as compared with the rarer and far more difficult to extract uranium and thorium needed as fission fuel. Still further, fusion produces less dangerous products than fission does.
Pu-239 & U-233 with the help of production reactors and separated in reprocessing plants, the resources of energy from fission fuels will become hundreds of times more as compared with the fossil fuels.