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- v. to lower the velocity and kinetic energy of fast neutrons in a nuclear reactor by use of a moderator, and thus increase the efficiency of fission
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It was assumed that these nonlinear terms would cause the system to "thermalize" by redistributing energy from an initial mode into many other modes.
You can put heavy water around the reaction chamber and let neutrons thermalize the water.
The magneton is feathered to give the ice more time to thermalize its vibrational energy.
He traveled at a speed that would thermalize him within a heartbeat, should his forcefield fail or his gyros tumble.
These pieces of junk don't have to thermalize, fight, or find a support of the
I checked this in some stat mech books and some of them talk about collisions with the wall and others say that there are just enough collisons to thermalize the gas, but that nevertheless the interactions can be neglected.
"Water will both thermalize (slow down) and absorb neutrons, so the reflected neutron signal will be higher in thermal (low-energy) neutrons and lower in epithermal (high-energy) neutrons," Boynton explained.