neutron absorber


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neutron absorber

[′nü‚trän əb‚sȯrb·ər]
(nucleonics)
A material in which a significant number of neutrons passing through combine with nuclei and are not reemitted.
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LISe contains the neutron absorber within the semiconductor itself.
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Boral will be used as a neutron absorber in various nuclear waste containment structures.
3]He neutron absorber that follows the 1/v capture behavior, the distance the neutron travels in the detector before being captured increases with decreasing velocity.
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The areas of the apparatus closest to where the neutron beam passes will be covered with neutron absorbers containing enriched [sup.
Neutron absorbers are used as needed to control the neutron population and fission rate.
The glass contains special neutron absorbers in order to combat this problem, as well as preventing any uncontrolled nuclear reactions.
Based on early results, Bates' team says the glass does not produce clay and retains plutonium, uranium, and neutron absorbers.