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Title: THE MCNPX MONTE CARLO RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE

Abstract

MCNPX (Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended) is a general-purpose Monte Carlo radiation transport code with three-dimensional geometry and continuous-energy transport of 34 particles and light ions. It contains flexible source and tally options, interactive graphics, and support for both sequential and multi-processing computer platforms. MCNPX is based on MCNP4B, and has been upgraded to most MCNP5 capabilities. MCNP is a highly stable code tracking neutrons, photons and electrons, and using evaluated nuclear data libraries for low-energy interaction probabilities. MCNPX has extended this base to a comprehensive set of particles and light ions, with heavy ion transport in development. Models have been included to calculate interaction probabilities when libraries are not available. Recent additions focus on the time evolution of residual nuclei decay, allowing calculation of transmutation and delayed particle emission. MCNPX is now a code of great dynamic range, and the excellent neutronics capabilities allow new opportunities to simulate devices of interest to experimental particle physics; particularly calorimetry. This paper describes the capabilities of the current MCNPX version 2.6.C, and also discusses ongoing code development.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1000501
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-07-0150
TRN: US1100138
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: HADRONIC SHOWER SIMULATION WORKSHOP (HSSO6) ; 200609 ; BATAVIA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99; A CODES; CALORIMETRY; COMPUTERS; DECAY; ELECTRONS; GEOMETRY; HEAVY IONS; INTERACTIVE DISPLAY DEVICES; LIGHT IONS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEI; PHOTONS; PHYSICS; RADIATION TRANSPORT; SIMULATION; TRANSMUTATION; TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

WATERS, LAURIE S., MCKINNEY, GREGG W., DURKEE, JOE W., FENSIN, MICHAEL L., JAMES, MICHAEL R., JOHNS, RUSSELL C., and PELOWITZ, DENISE B. THE MCNPX MONTE CARLO RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
WATERS, LAURIE S., MCKINNEY, GREGG W., DURKEE, JOE W., FENSIN, MICHAEL L., JAMES, MICHAEL R., JOHNS, RUSSELL C., & PELOWITZ, DENISE B. THE MCNPX MONTE CARLO RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE. United States.
WATERS, LAURIE S., MCKINNEY, GREGG W., DURKEE, JOE W., FENSIN, MICHAEL L., JAMES, MICHAEL R., JOHNS, RUSSELL C., and PELOWITZ, DENISE B. Wed . "THE MCNPX MONTE CARLO RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1000501.
@article{osti_1000501,
title = {THE MCNPX MONTE CARLO RADIATION TRANSPORT CODE},
author = {WATERS, LAURIE S. and MCKINNEY, GREGG W. and DURKEE, JOE W. and FENSIN, MICHAEL L. and JAMES, MICHAEL R. and JOHNS, RUSSELL C. and PELOWITZ, DENISE B.},
abstractNote = {MCNPX (Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended) is a general-purpose Monte Carlo radiation transport code with three-dimensional geometry and continuous-energy transport of 34 particles and light ions. It contains flexible source and tally options, interactive graphics, and support for both sequential and multi-processing computer platforms. MCNPX is based on MCNP4B, and has been upgraded to most MCNP5 capabilities. MCNP is a highly stable code tracking neutrons, photons and electrons, and using evaluated nuclear data libraries for low-energy interaction probabilities. MCNPX has extended this base to a comprehensive set of particles and light ions, with heavy ion transport in development. Models have been included to calculate interaction probabilities when libraries are not available. Recent additions focus on the time evolution of residual nuclei decay, allowing calculation of transmutation and delayed particle emission. MCNPX is now a code of great dynamic range, and the excellent neutronics capabilities allow new opportunities to simulate devices of interest to experimental particle physics; particularly calorimetry. This paper describes the capabilities of the current MCNPX version 2.6.C, and also discusses ongoing code development.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Wed Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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