neutron absorption

neutron absorption

[′nü‚trän əb‚sȯrp·shən]
(nuclear physics)
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These materials are characterized by high thermal neutron absorption cross sections and are almost transparent to fast neutrons.
Formally, the difference in the height of the main peak (or surface area) thermoluminescent curves for detectors with isotopes [sup.6]Li and [sup.7]Li, placed in the same measuring point, resulting from the differences in cross sections for [sup.7]Li and [sup.6]Li on the thermal neutron absorption, allows for the calculation of the contribution of thermal neutrons to the total TLD signal in that measurement point.
It increases with Teflon thickness reaching a saturation which depends on the extent of neutron absorption (Fig.
The heat from the neutron absorption and the plasma will be transferred by a water cooling system to a heat exchanger and will make steam.
Boron is an important material for nuclear applications due to its high neutron absorption cross section, UK Abrasives notes.
where [[PSI].sub.j](H) is the value of the wave function in quantum state j on the mirror in the absence of roughness and [U.sub.c] is the neutron absorption barrier for the mirror material.
The most common methods of mercury amount measurement are colorimetric, neutron absorption, spectrometry, atomic absorption, chromatography gas and liquid, and mass spectrometry.
The paper is divided into the following parts: The first is a general analysis of the slowing down of the products produced by the neutron absorption described by Eq.
A major reason for this is that heavy water has a low cross-section for neutron absorption compared to light water.
It showed how the likelihood of neutron absorption varied with the energy of the neutron.