Laminat09
Laminat09
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12th September
12th September
Neutron moderator is a substance that slows down neutrons
neutron moderator yeaigetitnow reactor physics

Comments

  • nickstar
    nickstar
    18th September
    imma try using this in one of my reactors. thank you. +1
  • alguienrrr
    alguienrrr
    18th September
    Educative +1
  • HamerBot
    HamerBot
    14th September
    watr slows down neutron
  • KungZacharias
    KungZacharias
    14th September
    my slow neutron decided to miss the nuclear fuel
  • Laminat09
    Laminat09
    14th September
    @JusticeFighter well reflectors increase the time neutron spends in reaction zone so its the same thing
  • JusticeFighter
    JusticeFighter
    14th September
    Instead, the reason is because the (rare) U-235 atoms react better with slow neutrons than with fast neutrons, while the (common) U-238 lets slow neutrons pass by much better than fast neutrons, so reactors don't need their fuel to be enriched (filtering out U-238, expensive process)
  • JusticeFighter
    JusticeFighter
    14th September
    This is not the reason why reactors have neutron moderators - how long a neutron is in the reaction area doesn't matter, because the reaction area walls are reflective
  • REALCadenDAGamer
    REALCadenDAGamer
    14th September
    yea i get it now
  • EpsilonStudios
    EpsilonStudios
    13th September
    greatly explained! i'm researching the nuclear field and this is the best explanation i found on TPT!
  • micro
    micro
    13th September
    Dueterium I dont know much about. but duet oxide is used in reactors and is not explosive.