Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

I Fission Chain Reaction

  1. May 3, 2016 #1
    I'm wondering that is it possible? I mean, certain radioactive matter can undergo fission? Sure I know half-life and radioactive decay. This question is asked roughly. I just learn is it possible? Thank you for answers
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 3, 2016 #2

    phyzguy

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor

    Have you done any reading about fission? Why would you doubt it? The hundreds of nuclear reactors in operation around the world, as well as the many nuclear fission bombs that have been exploded should be proof that, yes, matter can undergo fission.
     
  4. May 3, 2016 #3
    I don't mean it. I mean, Can any matter undergo fission consistenly when I stopped? I'm reading some books about nucleer physics but I'm rookie. I don't have enough information
     
  5. May 3, 2016 #4

    mathman

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    "I"???
     
  6. May 3, 2016 #5

    SteamKing

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    I'm glad you stopped undergoing fission, and I hope you get to feeling better soon. :smile:
     
  7. May 3, 2016 #6
    Damn :D You know what ı wanted to say :D Why you are trolling bro :D Damn. :D
     
  8. May 3, 2016 #7

    mfb

    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    I can't speak for SteamKing, but personally I have no idea what you wanted to say. Seriously.
     
  9. May 3, 2016 #8

    SteamKing

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    No, I don't know what you are trying to say. Frankly, it doesn't make any sense.
     
  10. May 3, 2016 #9
    Really, I guess I don't know what I wanted to say Bro I don't know how I can explain that. I want to do like a chain nuclear bomb but Imagine that It's not bursting. Just occurring energy
     
  11. May 3, 2016 #10

    SteamKing

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    You mean a controlled chain reaction, like what happens in a nuclear power plant?
     
  12. May 3, 2016 #11
    It's major part of my project I can't explain sorry. But I need help about this issue. I don't know very well. Can we speak as private?
     
  13. May 3, 2016 #12

    mfb

    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    Either you have to keep it private - then you should not write about it in messages to random strangers - or not, then you can discuss it here.
     
  14. May 3, 2016 #13
    Thank you but are you expert about this issue?
     
  15. May 3, 2016 #14

    berkeman

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  16. May 3, 2016 #15

    ChrisVer

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Hmmmm... rookie in what mean? rookie in physics or rookie in nuclear physics? In case of nuclear physics you can find an enormous # of introductory books either online or on sale.
    Either way; a bomb is a bomb because it explodes [releases a great amount of energy in that short time]... afterall the explosion is that release of energy...
    So envisioning to build a bomb that doesn't explode is senseless.... not to say dangerous if you are a rookie on any field... especially if you are a rookie in physics, your vision could be from a childish dream up to a potential danger to yourself and the people around you [especially playing with radioactive material]. Humans are not supposed to let themselves subject to extra radiation from radioactive sources and certain dose-limits are set depending on your "job". Money is also a thing. If your project is not a personal thing but part of an academic research, where I believe the safety measures will be ensured by the institute or collaboration, you can ask for guidance from your supervisor/coordinator.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
  17. May 3, 2016 #16
    Thank you, you are right. I'm rookie in nuclear physics. I just wanted to learn that is it possible. And they said it is possible. Thank you all of you.
     
  18. May 4, 2016 #17
    Guys please. He doesn't know English very well. Are you using Google Translate?

    It is possible for nuclear fission chain reactions to take place. They happen every day in Nuclear Reactors. However, these reactions can go out of control and nuclear disasters can occur.
     
  19. May 4, 2016 #18
    Thank you my bro.
     
  20. May 4, 2016 #19

    mfb

    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    Releasing a lot of power without an explosion is possible, nuclear reactors do that (with a power of the scale of GW = 109 W). Releasing much more power always gives an explosion, which ends the reaction quickly. Nuclear weapons have typical powers of 1021 to 1025 W, but just for a few microseconds.
     
  21. May 4, 2016 #20
    So, is it sustainable? ı mean, can it be done nonstop? with only one radionuclides? i know half-life and other things, its simply consideration.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Fission Chain Reaction
Loading...