1.5 Nuclear Reactions and the Fission Process

Course subject(s) 1. Fundamentals of Nuclear Science

You have come to the last lecture of this week which is provided by Dr. Jan Heyse.  The following video is basic to understanding nuclear reactions and energy produced from fission.  Hence, in this video he will talk about:

  1. Conservation laws for nuclear reactions
  2. Types of nuclear reactions
  3. Interaction of neutron with nuclei

Keywords: reaction probability, microscopic cross section, macroscopic cross section, neutron capture cross section, thermal neutrons, prompt neutrons, delayed neutrons.

You can also find an explanation of other terms in the glossary section.

In the next module, we will build upon this lecture by diving deep into the physics of nuclear fission reactions.

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