fissionable


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fis·sion·a·ble

 (fĭsh′ə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of undergoing fission: fissionable nuclear material.

fis′sion·a·bil′i·ty n.

fissionable

(ˈfɪʃənəbəl)
adj
(Nuclear Physics) capable of undergoing nuclear fission as a result of any process. Compare fissile1
ˌfissionaˈbility n

fis•sion•a•ble

(ˈfɪʃ ə nə bəl)

adj.
capable of undergoing fission.
[1940–45]
fis`sion•a•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fissionable - capable of undergoing nuclear fission; "a fissionable nucleous"; "fissionable material"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
nonfissionable - not capable of undergoing fission
Translations

fissionable

[ˈfɪʃnəbl] ADJfisionable

fissionable

adjspaltbar
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"Just imagine what will happen if the material stockpiled by the Iranians becomes fissionable, at military enrichment grade, and then an actual bomb," Joseph Cohen, head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, told a security conference.
However, the court noted that the 1955 Treaty excludes actions by the United States relating to "fissionable materials, the radioactive by-products thereof, or the sources thereof" and actions "necessary to protect ...
We believe that this new grant opportunity is ideally suited for our technology, as it addresses an unmet need in the detection of fissionable nuclear materials.
In addition to this, it is estimated that 11 metric tons of separated Plutonium in Japan and another 36 metric tons reprocessed in Britain and France, waiting to be returned to Japan a total of 47 metric tons of fissionable material could facilitate the making of over 5000 nuclear warheads.
In addition to this, it is estimated that 11 metric tons of separated Plutonium in Japan and another 36 metric tons reprocessed in Britain and France, waiting to be returned to Japan - a total of 47 metric tons of fissionable material could facilitate the making of over 5000 nuclear warheads.
The final phase of development would have to include launching the missile and its reentry vehicle with a properly configured weapon, along with its fusing, but with a substitute for the fissionable material.
Historically, in the practical creation of the first nuclear weapons (at the stage of work on the production of atomic bombs), large-scale issues have come to the fore, connected with the organization in these developed countries of a fundamentally new type of industry--the nuclear industry, which requires huge capital investments and completely new technologies for the production of fissionable nuclear materials, and other necessary for the realization of the unprecedented enormous scientific and military tasks of the accompanying materials of nuclear (super high) purity [5].
The authors next consider empires that tried to move into Rome's place--resilient Byzantium, the fissionable Islamic caliphates, and the short-lived Carolingians.
In the past, it was suspected that hundreds of kilograms of fissionable material of military quality had disappeared from his company's warehouses and had been smuggled into Israel.
There were two important reasons for this: first, uranium ore had been found in many other parts of the world; and second, new methods of enriching lower grade uranium, to make it fissionable, had been developed.
Consider: l FISSIONABLE MATERIALS: It is the same nuclear fuel cycle with its mining of uranium, milling, enrichment and fuel fabrication stages which readies the uranium ore for use in reactors, whether these reactors are used to create plutonium for bombs or generate electricity.
Perhaps the term's most "normal" use at this time is in what might be seen as the new cold war compound "nuclear proliferation," or "the spread of nuclear weapons, fissionable material, and weapons-applicable nuclear technology and information to nations not recognized as 'Nuclear Weapon States' by the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, also known as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT" ("Nuclear proliferation," Wikipedia).