Can nuclear fission be controlled in the laboratory?

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May 9, 2018


I think yes, also because I think the first nuclear fission was performed in a laboratory.


If I remember correctly the first fission was performed in a laboratory of Chicago University in 1942.

By Melvin A. Miller of the Argonne National Laboratory -
[The first nuclear reactor was erected in 1942 in the West Stands section of Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. On December 2, 1942 a group of scientists achieved the first self-sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy]