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A Mathematical Realization of Entropy through Neutron Slowing Down

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Department of Aerospace and Mechanical engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Entropy 2018, 20(4), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/e20040233
Received: 23 February 2018 / Revised: 16 March 2018 / Accepted: 20 March 2018 / Published: 28 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Trends in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems)
The slowing down equation for elastic scattering of neutrons in an infinite homogeneous medium is solved analytically by decomposing the neutron energy spectrum into collision intervals. Since scattering physically smooths energy distributions by redistributing neutron energy uniformly, it is informative to observe how mathematics accommodates the scattering process, which increases entropy through disorder. View Full-Text
Keywords: entropy; elastic scattering; neutron slowing down entropy; elastic scattering; neutron slowing down
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Ganapol, B.; Mostacci, D.; Molinari, V. A Mathematical Realization of Entropy through Neutron Slowing Down. Entropy 2018, 20, 233.

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