neutron economy


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neutron economy

[′nü‚trän i′kän·ə·mē]
(nucleonics)
The balance sheet describing the ways neutrons are used in a nuclear reactor, as in fission, leakage, and absorption.
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The low fissile content of natural uranium means that this cycle will only work for a reactor having very high neutron economy.
The high neutron economy in CANDU reactors creates a natural synergism between LWR and PHWR fuel cycles.
In the very long term, with improvements to the neutron economy (e.