nonfissionable


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nonfissionable

(ˌnɒnˈfɪʃənəbəl)
adj
1. (Nuclear Physics) not able to undergo fission
2. (Biology) not able to undergo fission
3. (Astronomy) not able to undergo fission
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Adj.1.nonfissionable - not capable of undergoing fission
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
fissile, fissionable - capable of undergoing nuclear fission; "a fissionable nucleous"; "fissionable material"
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Led by the very young Philip (hence "Uncle Phil") Abelson, the lab developed the liquid thermal diffusion process for separating fissionable from nonfissionable uranium.
4) Also known as a converter; a nuclear reactor that converts nonfissionable atoms of one element into fissionable atoms of the same or a different element.