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Thermalization of neutrons in infinite homogeneous systems

Corngold, Noel (1959) Thermalization of neutrons in infinite homogeneous systems. Annals of Physics, 6 (4). pp. 368-398. ISSN 0003-4916. doi:10.1016/0003-4916(59)90070-3.

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The Boltzmann transport equation describing the steady state distribution in energy of fast neutrons which have been “thermalized” in a moderator, is analyzed. The principal result of the analysis is an asymptotic series solution in terms of powers of (kTE) whose coefficients depend upon the important physical parameters characterizing the system. In this first paper the general solution is elucidated by application to thermalization by a monatomic gas.

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Additional Information:© 1959 Published by Elsevier Inc. Received 18 February 1959. Research supported by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The author wishes to thank Dr. T. Auerbach for several valuable discussions and Mr. Wm. Bornstein for computational assistance.
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Official Citation:Noel Corngold, Thermalization of neutrons in infinite homogeneous systems, Annals of Physics, Volume 6, Issue 4, 1959, Pages 368-398, ISSN 0003-4916, (
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