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Neutron Cross Sections

January 3, 2012

When talking about nuclear materials, a phrase that often gets spoken is Neutron Cross Section.  In a generic sense, the neutron cross section of an element is the respective probability of a neutron to hit the element (and presumably to cause damage to the element).  Different elements have different neutron cross sections, attached is a spreadsheet and graph of the approximate neutron cross sections of different elements.

Nate Ames | Director, EWI