posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 02:32 AM
reply to post by MichelJCardin
OK, I think I see what you are asking.
You are seeing the fission of the nucleus of an atom as being the same as splitting the neutron.
Part of the answer is that the neutron is particle with no specific charge that is most often found in the nucleus of an atom.
When you split an atom, neutrons are released from the nucleus but they themselves are not split in the process.
The protons and neutrons are broken apart and the binding energy that held them together is released (the atomic energy) but the particles are
It is these freed particles that can break apart the next atom that is in the right state that forms the concept of a chain-reaction.
Each time a nucleus is broken, the binding energy is released and the freed neutron can impact the nucleus of another atom, breaking that one too &
releasing more energy.
It is because the Neutron has no charge that it can penetrate to the nucleus of the next atom, there is no charge to drive it away.
Does that answer your question?
edit on 14/8/2011 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)