Fill in the Blank - The process of splitting of heavy nuclei into small nuclei is

The process of splitting of a heavy nucleus into small nuclei is known as _____.

Answer: nuclear fission

Explanation:

Nuclear fission is the process of splitting of a heavy nucleus into smaller nuclei. The fission process often produces gamma photons, and release a large amount of energy. This nuclear reaction was first discovered by the German physicist Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Strassmann.

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