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Calculate the fluence given neutron kerma

You have a neutron with a kerma of some amount. How do you calculate the fluence?

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Particle fluence is defined as the number of particles traversing a unit area at a certain point in space in a unit period of time. It can be measured in s^{-1}cm^{-2} or in s^{-1}m^{-2}.

The term "kerma" is the acronim for "kinetic energy released in material".

The kerma K is defined as K = dE_k/dm where dm is the mass of some material is some small volume and dE_k is ...