A burst of 1 x 10^9 neutrons from a pulsed accelerator is introduced into a subcritical assembly consisting of an array of natural uranium rods in water. The system has a multiplication factor of 0.968 . Approximately 80% of the incident neutrons are absorbed in uranium. (a) How many first-generation fissions do the neutrons produce in the assembly?

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A burst of 1 x 10^9 neutrons from a pulsed accelerator is introduced into a subcritical assembly consisting of an array of natural uranium rods in water. The system has a multiplication factor of 0.968 . Approximately 80% of the incident neutrons are absorbed in uranium. (a) How many first-generation fissions do the neutrons produce in the assembly?

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