Na-1 Nuclear Chain Reaction

Aim

To demonstrate a model of a nuclear chain reaction .

Apparatus

  • Mouse Trap Boards
  • Wooden Blocks

Chain Reaction

Nuclear Chain Reaction Apparatus.

Description

A nuclear chain reaction is modelled here via a lattice of mouse traps each able to release two "neutrons". The traps are set up next to a wall to maximise the possibility of any neutrons rebounding and initiating more neutron releases.