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fission
  شکافت   
šekâft (#)

Fr.: fission   

1) The act or process of splitting or breaking into parts.
2) Splitting of the nucleus of an atom into two or more fragments of comparable size, usually as the result of the impact of a neutron on the nucleus. Same as → nuclear fission.

Fission, from L. fissionem "a breaking up, cleaving," from root of findere "to split."

Šekâft, stem of šekâftan "to split, break, tear," akin to kaftan, kâftan "to split; to dig," Parthian Mid.Pers. q'f- "to split;" Sogdian "to split;" Chorasmian kf- "to split, be split;" Proto-Iranian *kap-, *kaf- "to split."

fission products
  فر‌آورده‌های ِ شکافت   
farâvardehâ-ye šekâft (#)

Fr.: produits de fission   

Nuclides generated by the fission of higher mass elements or by subsequent radioactive decay of nuclides directly generated by fission.

fission; → product.

fissionable
  شکافت‌پذیر   
šekâftpazir (#)

Fr.: fissile   

The material that can be fissioned by fast neutrons, such as uranium-238. Commonly used as a synonym for → fissile material.

From → fission + → -able.

induced fission
  شکافت ِ درهازیده، ~ درهاخته   
šekâft-e darhâzidé, ~ darhâxté

Fr.: fission induite   

Fission which takes place when a nucleon is bombarded with neutrons or high-energy radiation (gamma rays).

Induced, p.p. of → induce; → fission.

nuclear fission
  شکافت ِ هسته‌ای   
šekâft-e haste-yi (#)

Fr.: fission nucléaire   

A → nuclear reaction in which a heavy atomic nucleus splits into two or more approximately equal parts, usually as the result of the capture of a slow, or → thermal neutron by the nucleus. It is normally accompanied by the emission of further neutrons or → gamma rays and very large amounts of energy. The neutrons can continue the process as a → chain reaction, so that it becomes the source of energy in a → nuclear reactor or an atomic bomb. It may also be a trigger for → nuclear fusion in a hydrogen bomb. Fission occurs spontaneously in nuclei of uranium-235, the main fuel used in nuclear reactors.

nuclear; → fission.