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Neutron Physics Background

  • Bahman Zohuri
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Abstract

This chapter introduces fundamental properties of the neutron. It covers reactions induced by neutrons, nuclear fission, slowing down of neutrons in infinite media, diffusion theory, the few-group approximation, point kinetics, and fission-product poisoning. It emphasizes the nuclear physics bases of reactor design and its relationship to reactor engineering problems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahman Zohuri
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  1. 1.Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Inc.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

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