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A nuclide of an element that undergoes nuclear fission, either spontaneously or when irradiated by neutrons. Fissile nuclides, such as uranium–235 and plutonium–239, are used in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. Compare fertile material.

Subjects: Physics.


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