Chain reaction1 Maret 2010 pukul 01:36 | Ditulis dalam Uncategorized | Tinggalkan komentar
The only problem with the chain reaction is the fact that each stage of the reaction instigates more than twice as many fissions as the next stage (almost three times as many!).This results in the amount of energy produced at each stage more than doubling if the reaction is left unchecked. Each stage occurs in less than a millionth of a second therefore the heat energy produced can be phenomenal.The reaction is said to escalate. If we requirea steady energy output of energy only one neutron from each fission should be allowed to go on to make another fission reaction. The reaction needs to be controlled – see control rods.
The diagram below summarises what happens in a chain reaction. You are often asked to sketch a diagram to show chain reactions in exams – make sure you label them properly.