Title

Neutron spectra re-binning and dose calculation using Monte Carlo methods

Author

HECTOR RENE VEGA CARRILLO

Access level

Open Access

Summary or description

One hundred thirty lethargy neutron spectra in 60 energy groups were converted to energy spectra and re-binned to 31 energy groups. Original

spectra were taken form the compilation published by the IAEA and covers neutron spectra from isotopic neutron sources, nuclear reactors,

medical and physical application accelerators, cosmic rays, etc. The 31 energy groups were taken from the BUNKIUT unfolding code, which

is utilized to obtain the neutron spectrum from a multisphere neutron spectrometer. Re-binned spectra were utilized to calculate the ambient,

personal and effective doses covering 13 types of doses. This calculation was carried out through the ICRP74 dose-to-fluence conversion

coefficients. This procedure was performed using Monte Carlo methods using the MCNP 4C code. Two experiments were carried out to

obtain, with a Bonner sphere spectrometer, the BUNKIUT code and the UTA4 response matrix, the neutron spectra of 252Cf and 252Cf/D2O.

For both sources and at the same locations the equivalent ambient dose were measured using a rem meter. Measured H*(10) and neutron

spectra were compared with those obtained in the Monte Carlo calculations.

Producción Científica de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas UAZ

Publish date

February, 2007

Publication type

Article

Information Resource

Format

application/pdf

Language

Spanish

Audience

General public

Source repository

Repositorio Institucional Caxcán

Downloads

0

Comments



You need to sign in or sign up to comment.