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Title: Some aspects of thermal neutron diffusion in non-uniform temperature moderator
Authors: Thompson, JJ
Keywords: Thermal neutrons
Temperature range
Issue Date: Jul-1959
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Thompson, J. J. (1959). Some aspects of thermal neutron diffusion in non-uniform temperature moderator. (AAEC/E44). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Atomic Energy Commission.
Abstract: The effect of non-uniform temperature on the Maxwellian distribution of thermal neutrons in a non-capturing moderator has been studied, using the heavy gaseous moderator approach. The results indicate that for typical temperature gradients in power reactors, the neutron temperature follows the moderator temperature with a negligible distortion of the spectrum, and that at the boundary between regions of different temperature, perturbations are restricted to a few centimeters.
Gov't Doc #: 665
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