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Unformatted text preview: d) How does the energy content for fission of U compare to the energy released by the combustion of methane? 5. Breeder reactors are used to convert the nonfissionable nuclide U to a fissionable product. Neutron capture of the U is followed by two successive beta decays. What is the final fissionable product? 6. The smallest amount of radioactive material that will support a self-sustained fission reaction is called the: 7. If more than one neutron from each fission event causes another fission event, the fission situation is described as: 8. What component of a nuclear reactor moderates the rate of the reaction? 9. The greatest radiation exposure for Americans comes from: 10. Which unit takes into account the relative ability of radiation to cause damage? 11. Which type of radiation has the lowest penetrating ability?...
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