neutron spectrum


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neutron spectrum

[′nü‚trän ‚spek·trəm]
(nuclear physics)
A plot or display of the number of neutrons at various energies, such as the neutrons emitted in a nuclear reaction, or the neutrons in a nuclear reactor.
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1 and the nn cavity filled with a heavy gas such as argon, for which the transformation of the neutron spectrum after scattering can be neglected.
Questions arise about the shape of the scattered neutron spectrum in the YAGUAR experiment and concerning the size g of a possible contribution to the thermal energy region from "fast-slow", [g.
3, where: 1) the neutron wave functions in the quantum states are known; 2) the calculated populations of the quantum states are equal to those measured with the method of two scatterers (this will be described in a forthcoming paper: the first scatterer shapes the neutron spectrum, the second scatterer measures the spectrum after some storage in the quantum states); 3) the zero height is estimated from the experimental data; 4) the difference between the idealized theoretical curve and the experimental results corresponds to a detector spatial resolution as high as [approximately equal to]1.