Friday, February 24, 2006

How many fissions per second occur in a 200MW Uranium reactor?

Nuclear Energy Release.

How many fissions per second occur in a 200MW Uranium reactor? Assume 200MeV are released per fission.

200MW is equivalent to 200x106 Joules/second

200x106 J/s is equivalent to

200x106 J/s / (200x106 eV/fission * 1.6x10-19 J/eV)

= 6.25x1018 fissions/second

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