uranium 238

NOUN
  1. the commonest isotope of uranium; it is not fissionable but when irradiated with neutrons it produces fissionable plutonium 239
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How To Use uranium 238 In A Sentence

  • Uranium 238 is not fissile; it is called "fissionable" because it sometimes splits when hit by a fast neutron. Scientific American
  • Upon inspecting the object you notice that it contains a gold phonograph disc with symbols etched upon the cover, which is electroplated with pure Uranium 238. Critical Thinking Exercise
  • We can then look at uranium 238 which has a relatively low absorption thermal energy range and essentially has no fission cross section which is why we call uranium 238 a fertile atom.
  • But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet. chunkdz: Upon inspecting the object you notice that it contains a gold phonograph disc with symbols etched upon the cover, which is electroplated with pure Uranium 238. Critical Thinking Exercise
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