# Neutron Flux

#### NukeLion

when we calculate the neutron flux in finite medium using sn method for steady state neutron transport equation, it gives us some numbers up to 1. I am sure its not the real flux, can someone explain how we can calculte the real flux using sn method.

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#### Astronuc

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when we calculate the neutron flux in finite medium using sn method for steady state neutron transport equation, it gives us some numbers up to 1. I am sure its not the real flux, can someone explain how we can calculte the real flux using sn method.
If values are going from 0 to 1 for a value, then it is probably normalized or represents a probability. Then the question is to what quantity I the value normalized. Perhaps the reaction rate or neutron production rate/density, which relates to the fission density.

One can solve for a neutron distribution, but the actual value depends on fission density. A finite critical fission system can have any power level up to some limit, e.g., 1 W to 1 GW. Criticality means steady-state. The local fission density will depend on the relative fission cross-section in comparison to other absorption cross-sections.

#### NukeLion

Thanks Astronuc for your reply. So is it means that we need to multiply with power to get the real flux?

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