Differential neutron flux

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Hi,

Below are the neutron flux spectra of a nuclear reactor. In the first spectrum, y axis is differential flux and in the second spectrum, y axis is flux (created by multiplying differential flux by energy in MeV). As far as I have seen so far, differential flux is used commonly. I am just wondering that why it is like that. Is there an advantage for using differential flux instead of just flux?

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mathman
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Off hand, I would say it depends on what information you are looking for.
 
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Hi
It permits to compare the spectra even if the sampling (delta E) is different
PSR
 
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Hello, I have seen also in some papers Integral neutron flux. I am trying to obtain it just as unfolding codes as SANDP or STAYS´L do. If somebody knows how to do that calculations I will appreciate it. The behavior in the integral neutron flux is also different from those shown previously. Thank you very much
 

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