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  • 233U, 235U and 239Pu undergo fission with slow neutrons.  These are called fissiles.
  • The other common nuclides are 232Th and 238U, require fast neutrons and in fact have a threshold at about 1 MeV; below this fission does not occur.  These are called fissionable.
 

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