The Unit of Neutron Flux


HAVING lectured for several years on the physics of nuclear reactors, we have often felt the need for a unit of neutron flux. It is comparatively easy to write “ns per cm.2 per sec.”, but much more clumsy to speak aloud the expression “neutrons per square centimetre per second” while lecturing.

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HARRISON, R., THORLEY, N. The Unit of Neutron Flux. Nature 188, 571 (1960).

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