Na-1 Nuclear Chain Reaction
Published: Wednesday 15 March 2006 - Updated: Thursday 31 March 2011
To demonstrate a model of a nuclear chain reaction .
- Mouse trap boards
- Wooden blocks
Click on pictures to enlarge.
Nuclear Chain Reaction
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.