fission-product poisoning

fission-product poisoning

[′fish·ən ‚präd·əkt ‚pȯiz·niŋ]
(nucleonics)
Inhibition of a nuclear chain reaction by fission products which have large cross sections for slow neutrons, and thus capture these neutrons before they can cause fission.
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