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PBS The Path to Nuclear Fission, The Story of Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn 2006 TVRip SoS

German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann performed the nuclear fission for the first time in history. They were helped by Lise Meitner. She later with her nephew Otto Robert Frisch theoretically explained the reaction. Nuclear fission can be used both for the production of electricity and driving nuclear weapons.
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    • Essentials 

    • Radioactive decay 

    • Nuclear reaction 

    • Input 

    • Output 

    • Product nuclei and binding energy 

    • Origin of the active energy and the curve of binding energy 

    • Chain reactions 

    • Fission reactors 

    • Fission bombs 

    • Discovery of nuclear fission 

    • Fission chain reaction realized 

    • Manhattan Project and beyond 

    • Natural fission chain-reactors on Earth