Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 34 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 4

Answer

Two separate pieces will leak more neutrons.

Work Step by Step

In the two separate pieces, neutrons are closer to the surface, on average. In other words, the 2 pieces, when separated, have more surface area than the two pieces stuck together. This is discussed on page 640.
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