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fast neutron

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Definition of fast neutron in English:

noun

A neutron with high kinetic energy, especially one released by nuclear fission and not slowed by any moderator.
Example sentences
  • They'd worked with slow neutrons instead of fast neutrons.
  • The normalizing factor for exposure to alpha particles is 20, for thermal neutrons is two, for fast neutrons is 10, for protons is 10, and for beta particles is one.
  • Mutation rates after low linear energy transfer radiation, such as X rays, rays, and fast neutrons, have been extensively studied in plants.

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