U233 immediate fission products ?

Hi, what are the immediate fission products of U233 ? Is the first fission reaction of U233 same as U235 producing Ba and Kr but just different isotopes than U235 ? I would appreciate any help.

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 Quote by Anuj06 Hi, what are the immediate fission products of U233 ? Is the first fission reaction of U233 same as U235 producing Ba and Kr but just different isotopes than U235 ? I would appreciate any help. Thanks
The fission product elements are much the same, however, one starts with 2 fewer neutrons.

U-235 + n => U-236* => f.p. + 2 or 3 n

U-233 + n => U-234* => f.p. + 2 or 3 n

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...f/161520a0.pdf

http://www.physicsforums.com/showpos...13&postcount=9
 Thank you ! But, then a small question, is U233 chain reaction self sustainable since it release fewer neutrons ?

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U233 immediate fission products ?

One would be interested in

η = reproduction factor = number of neutrons produced per neutron absorbed in fuel
> 2 implies breeding is possible

ν (nu) = number of neutrons produced per fission

Code:
Isotope  Thermal η   Fast η
U-235      2.07        2.30
Pu-239     2.11        2.70
U-233      2.30        2.45
Ref: http://www.if.uidaho.edu/~gunner/ME4...otes/LMFBR.pdf

http://energyfromthorium.com/2006/07...actor-physics/
It's probably better to obtain a copy of WASH-1097.

One can also construct a tighter (hex or triangular) lattice similar to that of a VVER-1000. Or one could use a CANDU (deuterium moderated) system, or a graphite moderated system using SiC/C clad fuel. Flouride salt is another possibility.

And one can minimize the parastic absorption of neutrons by exclusing Ni-based alloys from the reactor internals, to the extent possible.

This might be of interest.
http://www.osti.gov/bridge/servlets/...Wh/4505731.pdf
 http://energyfromthorium.com/ has a java application which can let you compare the fission product spectrum from different nuclear fuels.
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