Fission probability of uranium-235 with neutron energy |

The fission probability of uranium-235 nuclei by fast neutrons whose energy is large compared to that of slow neutrons called "thermal" is only of a few barns compared to 584 barns for thermal neutrons of 0.025 eV. To compensate, reactors using these neutrons require nuclear fuel rich in fissile material and high neutron flux. |

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