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Revisiting the Mousetraps Experiment: Not Just about Nuclear Chain Reactions
We present here the first quantitative measurements of a classic experiment, that of the "mousetrap chain reaction". It was proposed for the first time in 1947 to illustrate the chain reaction occurring in nuclear fission. It involves several spring-loaded mousetraps loaded with solid balls. Once one trap is made to snap, it releases two balls that may trigger the other traps. The result is a chain reaction that rapidly flares and then subsides as most traps have been triggered. The experimentdoi:10.3390/systems10040091 fatcat:rirpdx6bezaa5esue6huvjp7tu