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synonyms for fission

  • division
  • parting
  • severance
  • atom smashing
  • atomic reaction
  • dividing
  • nuclear fission
  • splitting the atom
  • thermonuclear reaction
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Each fission also releases additional neutrons, which bounce around within the reactor at a variety of energies.
MATHEMATICIAN J. ERNEST WILKINS JR. WAS A MANHATTAN PROJECT STANDOUT DESPITE RACISMEMILY CONOVERJUNE 22, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Meitner was nominated for the prize — sometimes in physics, other times in chemistry — a whopping 48 times, most after the discovery of fission.
HOW MATTER’S HIDDEN COMPLEXITY UNLEASHED THE POWER OF NUCLEAR PHYSICSEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Hahn received the 1944 Nobel Prize in chemistry for the discovery of fission, but Meitner never won a Nobel, in a decision now widely considered unjust.
HOW MATTER’S HIDDEN COMPLEXITY UNLEASHED THE POWER OF NUCLEAR PHYSICSEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 8, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
So we have to have other paths—like fission or fusion—that can give us that reliable source of electricity, which we’ll be even more dependent on than ever.
BILL GATES: RICH NATIONS SHOULD SHIFT ENTIRELY TO SYNTHETIC BEEFJAMES TEMPLEFEBRUARY 15, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They quickly found that fission occurred much more readily in uranium-235, the rare form, than in the more common uranium-238.
HOW UNDERSTANDING NATURE MADE THE ATOMIC BOMB INEVITABLETOM SIEGFRIEDAUGUST 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Seaborg recalled that at first Oppenheimer didn’t believe fission happened.
HOW UNDERSTANDING NATURE MADE THE ATOMIC BOMB INEVITABLETOM SIEGFRIEDAUGUST 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Nuclear fission — the source of the bomb’s energy — was discovered in 1938, less than seven years before Hiroshima.
HOW UNDERSTANDING NATURE MADE THE ATOMIC BOMB INEVITABLETOM SIEGFRIEDAUGUST 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Rick turned in time to see the side of El Viejo blow off in an explosion that made ten kilotons of fission seem puny indeed.
THE FLAMING MOUNTAINHAROLD LELAND GOODWIN
The United States, indeed, is still in the process of fusion following the earlier fission process.
VIRGINIA UNDER CHARLES I AND CROMWELL, 1625-1660WILCOMB E. WASHBURN
Some bacilli after fission retain a characteristic arrangement and may be spoken of as Diplobacilli or Streptobacilli.
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FISSION

  • atom smashing
  • atom-chipping
  • atom-splitting
  • fission
  • fission reaction
  • nucleonics
  • splitting
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