Alpha-n reactions and energy deposition from thin layers of actinide containing material [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2002. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- 4 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The purpose of this paper is to report the methodology used and results obtained from a series of calculations made to estimate the absorbed dose in a substrate from alpha radiation produced from an actinide residing on the surface of the substrate. These calculations were made as part of a project to ascertain material damage from alpha radiation that results when the alpha escapes a very thin actinide layer and travels into the substrate. The neutron production rate from (alpha,n) reactions in the substrate is also calculated. A new computer code, using Monte Carlo methods, was developed that allows an arbitrary actinide layer thickness. The existing databases and methodology contained in the SOURCES 4A computer code was used when possible.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/2002., "la-ur-02-0861", " la-ur-02-861", Submitted to: 2002 ANS Radiation Protection and Shielding Topical Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, April 15-18, 2002., and Perry, R. T.
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