19-22 October 2011
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA
US/Eastern timezone
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Independent Benchmarking of a Hybrid Monte Carlo Cross Section Code

21 Oct 2011, 14:42
12m
Crystal Ballroom C (Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA)

Crystal Ballroom C

Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA

Speaker

Nathan DeLauder (University of Tennessee)

Description

Understanding the effects of high-energy neutron interactions with certain materials is of considerable interest to the field of space radiation protection. Due to the expected radiation environment, neutron production and interactions with spacecraft materials will result in neutrons that can cause significant biological risk to crewmembers. For investigating incident particle interactions with target materials, an existing statistical model code (ALICE2008) was used for determining the particle spectra from a hybrid Monte Carlo simulation (HMS) of pre-compound nuclear decay. Presented is a comparison of neutron reaction cross-section results from ALICE2008 to reported values from widely accepted sources to benchmark the code for this specialized use with targets of interest.

Co-author

Lawrence Townsend (University of Tennessee at Knoxville)

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