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Breeding

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Conversion of non-fissionable into fissionable material, e.g. uranium-238 into plutonium-239 or thorium-232 into uranium-233. Neutron radiation in a reactor produces uranium-239 from uranium-238 by neutron capture; uranium-239 converts into plutonium-239 following two subsequent beta decays.

Diagrams breeding

Breeding process

Breeding process: Generation of Pu-239 from U-238

Breeding process

Breeding process: Generating of U-233 from Th-232

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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