From a layman's perspective, i think i understand the process of controlled fission and how it supports elec power generation. The only part i can't seem to find information on is how the process actually starts. I see how the reactors controll the process and can even stop it. But when i look at how it starts, all i see is that a neutron has to bombard the plutonium or uranium to start the reaction/atom splitting.
Does this just just occur naturally when the materials are in proximity or is there a device used to start the reaction afterwhich it is controlled by the nuclear plant mechanisms?
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Radioisotopes & Enriched Stable Isotopes
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