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This web page gives an overview of the Oklo fossil fission reactors, including the history of the area where the reactor is located, the science behind the nuclear reactions, and reasons for studying this nuclear reactor. This page also includes graphics describing the physics behind the reactors, maps, and pictures of the reactor.
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image credit: F. Gauthier-Lafaye; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 1, 2012 until July 16, 2012. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 Curtin University
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Keywords: Oklo, Oklo Fossil Fusion Reactors, radioactive, radioactive decay
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 13, 2012 by Zachary Davis
Record Updated: Aug 17, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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