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fission reactors use ______ materials to initiate fission reaction fissile materials
_________ is used to slow the reaction a moderator
what happens when the reaction in a fission reactor gets too hot? the fuel melts and the reactor will no longer function
what is the function of the control rods? the control rods absorb neutrons from within the fuel to keep the fissile materials from overheating
The thermal medium is ________ water or sodium
what is the function of the thermal medium? to harness the energy
How does the thermal medium generate electricity? it is boiled and converted into gaseous state and used to run a turbine
what is the standard choice for fissile fuels? uranium 235 which is also known as enriched uranium

fission reactors use ______ materials to initiate fission reaction

_________ is used to slow the reaction

what happens when the reaction in a fission reactor gets too hot?

what is the function of the control rods?

The thermal medium is ________

what is the function of the thermal medium?

How does the thermal medium generate electricity?

what is the standard choice for fissile fuels?

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