induced fission

induced fission

[in′düst ′fish·ən]
(nuclear physics)
Fission which takes place only when a nucleus is bombarded with neutrons, gamma rays, or other carriers of energy.
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In 1938, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann used slow neutrons to effect the first experimentally induced fission of uranium.
The Brightsen Model offers a theoretical approach for artificially induced fission of dangerous radioactive nuclei to produce relatively stable elements [5].
These products include neutrons that may be emitted over periods ranging from nanoseconds to many seconds, whether as a result of spontaneous fission or of fission induced by gamma rays or neutrons, and gamma rays emitted within nanoseconds of induced fission.