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Offline Annushka

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How to make uranium hot?
« on: December 07, 2020, 04:26:13 AM »
Recently I watched Chernobyl program and I don't understand how they making uranium hot in reactor. What needs to happen to neutrons hitting atoms??

Is it this cycle, so hot water will do it? If so what will do it for a first time, how they turning reactor on?

Anyone knows??


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Re: How to make uranium hot?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 12:18:38 PM »
I know only the very basics of nuclear chemistry.  When you say "hot," do you mean as in high temperature, or as in more radioactive.  The word "hot" could mean more than one thing.

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