Definition of slow neutron in English:

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slow neutron


A neutron with low kinetic energy, especially after moderation.
Example sentences
  • The first genuine transuranic element was discovered at Berkeley, where Edwin McMillan used Lawrence's cyclotron in 1939 to bombard uranium with slow neutrons.
  • In a series of experiments, he also found that slow neutrons were efficient agents of nuclear transformations and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1938.
  • Much to Fermi's surprise, the slow neutrons were extremely effective in the production of nuclear reactions.

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Syllabification: slow neu·tron

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