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Episode 528: Controlling Fission

In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students look at the different features of the core of a nuclear reactor. They consider the critical mass, chain reactions and explain the core's operation using knowledge of nuclear physics.

The activities in this learning episode examine:
* the construction of a nuclear reactor
* moderation in a fission reaction
* nuclear fuel enrichment
* critical mass
* control rods and coolant
* questions on nuclear power reactors
* nuclear fusion
* fusion calculations

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