How would you compare nuclear fusion, fission, and radioactive decay?
Feb 15, 2016
- nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei come very close and then collide at a very high speed and join to form a new nucleus.
2.nuclear fission is a process in which the nucleus of an atom splits into smaller parts (lighter nuclei). The fission process often produces free neutrons and gamma photons, and releases a very large amount of energy even by the energetic standards of radioactive decay.
3.Radioactive decay is the breakdown of an atomic nucleus resulting in the release of energy and matter from the nucleus.