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  1. Nuclear power plants produce low energy neutrons called “thermal neutrons” because they have reached the same temperature as their environment. (Equation 1.20 may be helpful if you don't remember the relationship between temperature and kinetic energy).

a) What is the wavelength of these neutrons?

b) What temperature would be needed to produce neutrons with a wavelength of 1.5 nm?

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