Glossary Atomic Weapons / Term

Chain Reaction

A process taking place in an atomic bomb or nuclear reactor in which one fission event releases neutrons and energy. The neutrons in turn produce more fissions releasing more energy and forming a chain of nuclear fissions.

See Fission, Neutron, Supercritical.

Permanent link Chain Reaction - Creation date 2020-04-26

< Cesium-137 (Cs-137) Glossary / Atomic Weapons Chicago Pile Number One (CP-1) >