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Which process is carried out at a higher temperature: (a) nuclear fusion (b) nuclear fission

Which process is carried out at a higher temperature:
(a) nuclear fusion
(b) nuclear fission

Grade:12

1 Answers

Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
6 years ago
Fissionis a reaction when the nucleus of an atom, having captured a neutron, splits into two or more nuclei, and in so doing, releases a significant amount of energy as well as more neutrons. These neutrons then go on to split more nuclei and a chain reaction takes place.Fusionis aprocess where nuclei collide and join together to form a heavier atom, usually deuterium and tritium. When this happens a considerable amount of energy gets released at extremely high temperatures: nearly 150 million degrees Celsius. At extreme temperatures, electrons are separated from nuclei and a gas becomes a plasma—a hot, electrically charged gas.
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Apoorva Arora
IIT Roorkee
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