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Stephanus

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In previous thread, I am asking about fusion power.

But there is one thing that intriguing me.

This is one of the reactions that produces tritium.

n + [itex]_3^6[/itex]Li -> [itex]_2^4[/itex]He + [itex]_1^3[/itex]H

**+**4.8 Mev

What is this reaction called?

1. Fusion? If yes, why it's called fusion?

2. Fission?

3. Other?

Because from here, it looks like a fission to me.

*Shooting a neutron to an atom that splits it into two smaller atom*.

If this is fission,

Lithium is very far away from iron, right? Shouldn't it absorb massive energy? Why does it produce energy, instead?

Thanks