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fissionable

adjective Capable of undergoing a nuclear fission reaction.
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The second bomb contained fissionable plutonium produced at the Manhattan Project site in Hanford, Washington.
According to such plan, a WMDFZ with international legal sovereignty would participate in the negotiations between the IAEA and Israel over the future controls of its civilian facilities as well as of special fissionable materials previously used in the country's military devices: the negotiation would thus be conducted collectively between the IAEA, the WMDFZ, and all member states of that new regional organization, and it would not exclude military nuclear activities from its jurisdiction.
Article XXI(b)(i) deals with the national security sanctions necessary to protect against a threat from "fissionable material" or their parent materials.
Zinn also emphasized that breeders would be necessary because fissionable uranium would eventually be in short supply (Hewlett and Duncan 1969).
TV talk shows and press stories immediately indulged into obviously fissionable narratives and accounts of the stated and even 'unstated' reasons behind Mr.
At the time of such an accident the pump sprays boric acid water into the vessel and eliminates contamination of the fissionable material.
Unlike uranium, which contains only 0.7 percent fissionable material, thorium doesn't require enrichment to be used in nuclear reactors.
Khan remains a hero to many of his compatriots, even though the technology that has allowed Pakistan to produce the fissionable material needed for a bomb was stolen rather than developed.
Pearce describes the huge quantities of energy required to obtain fissionable uranium isotopes out of uranium ore, which contains only a fraction of a percent to a few percent uranium oxide ([U.sub.3][0.sub.8]).
In the years after 1939, the last theoretical uncertainties about whether nuclear weapons were even possible had basically been eliminated, but there was great doubt on all sides as to whether the sheer task of generating fissionable uranium-235, or plutonium, was industrially feasible.
Recycling proponents want ultimately to build a fleet of fast neutron reactors that could consume the plutonium and other fissionable material.
"While it is true that the plutonium in recycled nuclear fuel is fissionable, no country in the world has ever made a nuclear weapon out of low-grade plutonium from recycled high burn-up nuclear fuel.