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Fission

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on 15 April 2010

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Fission Discovery Facts! How? Who? When? Where? What is it? the process of splitting atoms Can occur when a nucleus of a heavy atom captures a neutron, or it can happen spontaneously After this a tremendous amount of energy is released. Einstein said that a very small amount of matter contains a very LARGE amount of energy When released slowly can generate electricity. But, when let out all at once is powerful enough to create an atomic bomb Good Facts Ratio of energy to mass is very high therefore is very profitable 1gram of uranium produces as much energy as 3 tons of coal Doesn't produce greenhouse gases such as Carbon Dioxide Cheapest and cleanest way to produce energy Decemeber of 1938 Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann While bombarding elements with neutrons in their Berlin laboratory Nazi Germany.
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