InHour is a
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of reactivity of a
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. It stands for the
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of an
hour An hour (metric symbol, symbol: h; also abbreviated hr) is a unit of measurement, unit of time conventionally reckoned as of a day and scientifically reckoned between 3,599 and 3,601 seconds, depending on the speed of Earth's rotation. There a ...
. It is equal to the inverse of the period in hours. One InHour is the amount of reactivity needed to increase the reaction from critical to where the power will increase by a factor of e in one hour. The unit is abbreviated ih or inhr,Units: I
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