Which of the following materials is used for the control rods in a nuclear fission reactor?
Which of the following correctly describes the process of induced nuclear fission?
In a nuclear fission reactor, the takes heat away from the core to a heat exchanger so that the heat can be used to generate steam for electricity generation. The slows down the neutrons produced through fission so that they are more likely to interact with another nucleus and keep the chain reaction going. The absorb surplus neutrons and keep the reaction under control.
Which of the following describes the purpose of the coolant in a nuclear fission reactor?
The following nuclear equation shows the fission of uranium-235 into xenon and strontium:
How many neutrons are produced in this reaction?
Which of the following correctly describes the purpose of a moderator in a nuclear reactor?
Which of the following correctly describes the process of spontaneous nuclear fission?
Which two of the following are used as fuel in nuclear fission reactors?
The control rods in a nuclear fission reactor are rods made of boron that are placed in the reactor core.
Which of the following describes the purpose of control rods in a nuclear fission reactor?
Does removing the control rods from the core of the reactor increase or decrease the rate of the chain reaction?
Which of the following is used as a moderator in some nuclear reactors?