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Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: subcritical multiplication
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Definition: neutron multiplication in a subcritical medium

Note 1 to entry: Ratio of the total number of neutrons resulting from nuclear fission and a radioactive source, which exist in equilibrium in a subcritical assembly, to the total number of neutrons which would exist in the assembly due to the radioactive source in the absence of nuclear fission.

Note 2 to entry: For critical assemblies this term does not have a useful meaning.

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 393-15-32 in IEC 60050-393:2003.


Publication date:2014-03
Source:ISO 921:1997, definition 1197, modified
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