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thermal neutron

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  • thermal neutron absorbing material added to the fuel during manufacturing to increase initial core fuel load.
  • Beryllium is used in nuclear reactors as a reflector or moderator for it has a low thermal neutron absorption cross section.
  • The reference concept includes a helium-cooled, graphite moderated, thermal neutron spectrum reactor.
  • Thus, a thermal neutron detector can operate at room temperature.
  • thermal neutron detectors are used to determine the presence of special nuclear materials.
thermal neutron in Science
thermal neutron  
See slow neutron.
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