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Does Fission rate increase with increasing temperature?

  1. Jun 4, 2013 #1
    From the standpoint of temperature (not pressure), would components that could experience fission experience a higher fission rate toward the center of the Earth because of the higher temperature, or at ordinary room temperature conditions?
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2013 #2

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    Temperature has no relevant effect on spontaneous decays, this includes fission.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2013 #3
    Temperature influences neutron induced and proton induced fission rates via Doppler broadening. It does not affect spontaneous fission.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2013 #4

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    I would not expect significant amounts of neutron or proton induced fission in the core of earth.
     
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