Search Results for: Supercritical Mass

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Supercritical

The state of a given fission system when the quantity of fissionable material is greater than the critical mass under existing conditions. In a nuclear weapon, a highly supercritical system is essential for the production of energy at a very rapid rate so that an explosion may occur.

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