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The cross section specifies the probability that the interaction will occur. 025 eV) is high. 67 eV. 5 MeV. 5 neutrons. These are emitted over a certain energy distribution, the most probable energy being slightly below 1 MeV and the maximum at about 10 MeV. Neutrons in this energy range are classified as fast because of their high kinetic en- ergies. The probability of these neutrons interacting with U to cause fission is remote, given the small 235 U cross section in this energy range. Examination of Fig.

Gorini, and E. ), Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors, New York: Plenum, 1996, pp. 385–396. 37. E. J. , Phys. Rev. , 75: 3689–3692, 1995. 38. D. S. Darrow, S. J. Zweben, and H. W. Herrmann, Alpha particle loss diagnostics in TFTR and tokamak reactors, Fusion Eng. , 34–35: 53–58, 1997. 39. E. R. Hodgson, Radiation Problems and Testing of ITER Diagnostic Components, in P. E. Stott, G. Gorini, and E. ), Diagnostics for Experimental Thermonuclear Fusion Reactors, New York: Plenum, 1998, pp.

For particle kinetic energies considerably above the particle rest energy the rate of energy loss goes through a minimum, and at higher energies it is nearly independent of the particle energy. Cosmic ray muons are minimum ionizing particles and constitute the major background radiation in environments away from artificial radiation sources. Ionization by Electromagnetic Radiation (photons) An atom or molecule can be excited by absorbing or scattering a quantum (photon) of electromagnetic radiation.

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