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quote:[img=left]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/Nuclear_fission.svg/250px-Nuclear_fission.svg.png[/img=left]An induced nuclear fission event. A thermal (slow-moving) neutron is absorbed by the nucleus of a uranium-235 atom, which in turn splits into fast-moving lighter elements (fission products) and free neutrons. The particular elements and number of neutrons produced by each single fission event are random.
quote:[img=left]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/D-t-fusion.png/250px-D-t-fusion.png[/img=left]The deuterium-tritium (D-T) fusion reaction is considered the most promising for producing fusion power.