fissionable


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fissionable

[′fish·nə·bəl]
(nucleonics)
A property of material whose nuclei are capable of undergoing fission. Also known as fissile.
A material capable of fission.
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Although U-238 is not fissionable, in breeders it can be bombarded with neutrons, producing Plutonium-239, which is fissionable.
We live now unavoidably in a world where it is well established that nuclear weapons can be made and where fissionable materials are indeed plentiful as by-products of the generation of electrical power in nuclear reactors.
Japan can reduce such anxieties by consuming the fissionable substance as MOX fuel.
Not knowing exactly what that entailed, I agreed, and was schooled in the ritual of distributing the Eucharist by an unsmiling woman from the diocese, with all the compassion and pastoral skills of a Marine drill sergeant, who talked about the Eucharist as if it were fissionable material, which, if mishandled, would signal the utter and immediate destruction of the Catholic Church.
Who can doubt that, if the entire body of the world's scientists and engineers had adequate amounts of fissionable material with which to test and develop their ideas, this capability would rapidly be transformed into universal, efficient and economic usage?
Slovak and international nuclear regulatory standards are focused to the observance of the safety rules by the manipulation with the fissionable fuel (Regulations for the Safe transport of Radioactive Material, 1996).
The following month, he wrote a letter to President Bhutto (whom he did not know) explaining the role of the centrifuge in producing fissionable material.
Canada's decision to support an exemption to the rule for India (2) represents a major reversal in Canadian nonproliferation policy and is almost certain to be followed by the pursuit of nuclear trade with India, a state with nuclear weapons that persists in rejecting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and a moratorium on the production of fissionable materials for weapons purposes.
It is well known that developing nuclear weapons is carried out in three stages, the first of which is producing nuclear fissionable materials during the uranium enrichment process, which Iran still refuses to suspend.
It's never been clear how much fissionable material the country has produced.
This verbal equation which produced fissionable material out of apparently verbal rubble, produced a silence in the audience that beggars description.