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Lab 8 – Nuclear Fission
SIMULATION: https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/cheerpj/nuclear-physics/latest/nuclearphysics.html?simulation=nuclear-fission
VIDEO EXPLAING SIMULATION: https://www.screencast.com/t/CyitNwiF3Vk
READ THE ARTICLE BEFORE YOU START THE LAB:
PHYSICS OF URANIUM AND NUCLEAR ENERGY: https://www.world-nuclear.org/informationlibrary/nuclear-fuel-cycle/introduction/physics-of-nuclear-energy.aspx
THE FISSION PROCESS: https://nrl.mit.edu/reactor/fission-process
1.
Question 1
Complete the definition of nuclear fission that is given below:
When a U-235 nucleus absorbs an extra Blank 1, it quickly breaks into Blank 2 parts.
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Blank 1
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Blank 2
2.
Question 2
Read: https://www.radioactivity.eu.com/site/pages/Uranium_238_235.htm
a. Mention the two isotopes of Uranium that we can commonly find in Nature.
b. What percentage each isotope represents of the natural Uranium present Today in Nature?
c. Why can the Plutonium 239 be used as nuclear fuel?
3.
Question 3
Open the simulation. Click on “Fission: One Nucleus”
Fire a Neutron against the Nucleus of Uranium 235.
a. What happens with the neutron after collide with the nucleus of Uranium 235?
b. What happens with the nucleus of Uranium 235 after the collision?
c. What happens with the total energy of the Uranium 235 after the collision?
4.
Question 4
Click on “Chain Reaction”
Check Containment Vessel box.
Move the knob that controls the number of nuclei of Uranium 235 to 5.
Fire a Neutron
a. What do you observe?
b. What percentage of nuclei of Uranium 235 was fissioned?
Increase the number of nuclei of Uranium 235 to 20.
Fire a Neutron
c. What percentage of nuclei of Uranium 235 was fissioned?
Increase the number of nuclei of Uranium 235 to 35.
Fire a Neutron
d. What percentage of nuclei of Uranium 235 was fissioned?
Reset All
Check Containment Vessel box
Move the knob hat controls the number of nuclei of Uranium 235 to 20.
Move the knob hat controls the number of nuclei of Uranium 238 to 20.
Start firing Neutrons
e. What happens when a Neutron collides with a nuclei of Uranium 238?
f. What happens when a Neutron collides with a nuclei of Uranium 235?
5.
Question 5
Click on “Nuclear Reactor”
Keep the Control Rods completely In the Reactor
Fire a Neutron
Observe the # of Nuclei fissioned, the Energy Produced and the Power Output
Reset Nuclei
Move the Control Rod approximately1/4 out of the Reactor
Fire a Neutron
Observe the # of Nuclei fissioned, the Energy Produced and the Power Output
Reset Nuclei
Move the Control Rod approximately halfway out of the Reactor
Fire a Neutron
Observe the # of Nuclei fissioned, the Energy Produced and the Power Output
Reset Nuclei
Move the Control Rod completely out of the Reactor
Fire a Neutron
Observe the # of Nuclei fissioned, the Energy Produced and the Power Output
Reset Nuclei
a. Describe your observations.
b. Why are the Control Rods important for the operation of a nuclear reactor?
6.
Question 6
Make quick research about the accident of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant.
a. Explain the Chernobyl accident (150 to 250 words).

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