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New capabilities for Monte Carlo simulation of deuteron transport and secondary products generation
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering
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Abstract
Severalimportantresearchprogramsarededicatedtothedevelopmentoffacilitiesbasedondeuteron accelerators.Indesigningthesefacilities,thedefinitionofavalidatedcomputationalapproachableto simulatedeuterontransportandevaluatedeuteroninteractionsandproductionofsecondaryparticles with acceptableprecisionisaveryimportantissue.CurrentMonteCarlocodes,suchasMCNPXor PHITS,whenappliedfordeuterontransportcalculationsusebuilt-insemi-analyticalmodelstodescribe deuteroninteractions.Thesemodelsarefoundunreliableinpredictingneutronandphotongenerated by lowenergydeuterons,typicallypresentinthosefacilities. We presentanewcomputationaltool,resultingfromanextensionoftheMCNPXcode,which improvesignificantlythetreatmentofproblemswhereanysecondaryproduct(neutrons,photons, tritons,etc.)generatedbylowenergydeuteronsreactionscouldplayamajorrole.Firstly,ithandles deuteronevaluateddatalibraries,whichallowdescribingbetterlowdeuteronenergyinteractions. Secondly,itincludesareductionvariancetechniqueforproductionofsecondaryparticlesbycharged particle-inducednuclearinteractions,whichallowreducingdrasticallythecomputingtimeneededin transportandnuclearresponsecalculations.Verificationofthecomputationaltoolissuccessfully achieved.Thistoolcanbeveryhelpfulinaddressingdesignissuessuchasselectionofthededicated neutronproductiontargetandacceleratorradioprotectionanalysis.Itcanbealsohelpfultotestthe deuteroncross-sectionsunderdevelopmentintheframeofdifferentinternationalnucleardata programs
International
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JCR
No
Title
Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research
ISBN
0168-9002
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
A614
Journal number
From page
323
To page
330
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Patrick Sauvan . (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Sanz Gozalo (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Ogando Serrano (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
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