2.1 The Neutron Life Cycle

Course subject(s) 2. Nuclear Fission Reactor Principles

Last module, Dr. Jan Heyse introduced the fission process. In this lecture,  Prof. Jan Leen Kloosterman explains the life cycle of neutrons, i.e. all events that neutrons engage in, from being generated in a fission event up until initiating the next fission event.

Keywords: thermal neutrons, fast neutrons, neutron lifetime, multiplication factor, reactivity

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