|physics a neutron having a kinetic energy of less than 100 electronvolts|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|slow neutron (slō) Pronunciation Key
A neutron that is in thermal equilibrium with the surrounding medium, especially one produced by fission in a nuclear reactor, and slowed by a moderator. The uranium 235 used in thermal nuclear reactors undergoes fission more readily when struck by slow neutrons than when struck by the fast neutrons released by fission. Also called thermal neutron. Compare fast neutron.