WHAT IS
NUCLEAR
FISSION?
 

Nuclear fission takes place when a neutron collides with the nucleus of a uranium atom causing it to split. This gives out a burst of energy and releases more neutrons.

A chain reaction is then set in motion as more atoms are split by these neutrons; releasing more energy and more neutrons.

Nuclear power stations are engineered to control this chain reaction and safely regulate the amount of energy produced.

 

RGB_UoM_DALTON_INSTITUTE_A4_V13.png