A laser-fusion fuel pellet has mass 5.0 mg and consists of equal parts (by mass) of deuterium and tritium. (a) If half the deuterons and an equal number of tritons….
How much uranium-235 would be consumed in a fission bomb with a 20-kt explosive yield?
1. How much uranium-235 would be consumed in a fission bomb with a 20-kt explosive yield?
2. A neutron collides elastically head-on with a stationary deuteron in a reactor moderated by heavy water. How much of its kinetic energy is transferred to the deuteron?
3. A buildup of fission products “poisons” a reactor, dropping the multiplication factor to 0.995. How long will it take the reactor power to decrease by half, given a generation time of 0.15 s?