Audio and Video

Mousetrap Fission

Posted by Ben at 12:01 am
Jun 182012

This video from Harvard’s Department of Physics visualizes nuclear fusion with an array of mousetraps!  A single neutron (ping pong ball) is dropped on the mass of uranium atoms (mousetraps) causing a chain reaction in which all of the atoms (mousetraps) split and eject neutrons (more ping pong balls).  A more technical explanation is available here.