fertile material

fertile material
material which can be converted into a fissile material by a neutron-induced nuclear reaction, as uranium-238 or thorium-232

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  • Fertile material — is a term used to describe nuclides which generally themselves do not undergo induced fission (fissionable by thermal neutrons) but from which fissile material is generated by neutron absorption and subsequent nuclei conversions. Fertile… …   Wikipedia

  • fertile material — noun An isotope (eg uranium 238) that can be readily transformed by the capture of a neutron into fissionable material (plutonium 239) • • • Main Entry: ↑fertile …   Useful english dictionary

  • fertile material — n. material which can be converted into a fissile material by a neutron induced nuclear reaction, as uranium 238 or thorium 232 …   English World dictionary

  • Fertile material — См. Воспроизводящий материал Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …   Термины атомной энергетики

  • Fertile material —   Material that is not itself fissionable by thermal neutrons but can be converted to fissile material by irradiation. The two principal fertile materials are uranium 238 andthorium 232.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s …   Energy terms

  • Fertile (disambiguation) — Fertile is the ability organisms, including people or animals, to produce healthy offspring.Fertile may also refer to: *Fertile material, nuclides which generally themselves do not undergo induced fission, but from which fissile material can be… …   Wikipedia

  • fertile — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin fertilis, from ferre to carry, bear more at bear Date: 15th century 1. a. producing or bearing fruit in great quantities ; productive b. characterized by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fertile — /ˈfɜtaɪl / (say fertuyl), Originally US / təl/ (say tuhl) adjective 1. bearing or capable of bearing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly, as land or soil: a region fertile in wheat. 2. bearing offspring freely; prolific. 3. abundantly productive… …  

  • fertile — adj. 1 a (of soil) producing abundant vegetation or crops. b fruitful. 2 a (of a seed, egg, etc.) capable of becoming a new individual. b (of animals and plants) able to conceive young or produce fruit. 3 (of the mind) inventive. 4 (of nuclear… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fissile material — ▪ nuclear physics also called  Fissionable Material,         in nuclear physics, any species of atomic nucleus that can undergo the fission reaction. The principal fissile materials are uranium 235 (0.7 percent of naturally occurring uranium),… …   Universalium

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