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Title: The MARS15-based FermiCORD code system for calculation of the accelerator-induced residual dose

Abstract

The FermiCORD code system, a set of codes based on MARS15 that calculates the accelerator-induced residual doses at experimental facilities of arbitrary configurations, has been developed. FermiCORD is written in C++ as an add-on to Fortran-based MARS15. The FermiCORD algorithm consists of two stages: 1) simulation of residual doses on contact with the surfaces surrounding the studied location and of radionuclide inventories in the structures surrounding those locations using MARS15, and 2) simulation of the emission of the nuclear decay gamma-quanta by the residuals in the activated structures and scoring the prompt doses of these gamma-quanta at arbitrary distances from those structures. The FermiCORD code system has been benchmarked against similar algorithms based on other code systems and showed a good agreement. In conclusion, the code system has been applied for calculation of the residual dose of the target station for the Mu2e experiment and the results have been compared to approximate dosimetric approaches.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  3. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1334778
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1495632
Report Number(s):
[arXiv:1609.00417; FERMILAB-PUB-16-343-APC-ESH; MU2E-DOC-7238-V8; Mu2e-doc-7238-v8]
[Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; 1485106]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-07CH11359]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 877; Journal Issue: C]; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; Monte-Carlo; MARS15; Residual activation

Citation Formats

Grebe, A., Leveling, A., Lu, T., Mokhov, N., and Pronskikh, V. The MARS15-based FermiCORD code system for calculation of the accelerator-induced residual dose. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.055.
Grebe, A., Leveling, A., Lu, T., Mokhov, N., & Pronskikh, V. The MARS15-based FermiCORD code system for calculation of the accelerator-induced residual dose. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.055.
Grebe, A., Leveling, A., Lu, T., Mokhov, N., and Pronskikh, V. Tue . "The MARS15-based FermiCORD code system for calculation of the accelerator-induced residual dose". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.055. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1334778.
@article{osti_1334778,
title = {The MARS15-based FermiCORD code system for calculation of the accelerator-induced residual dose},
author = {Grebe, A. and Leveling, A. and Lu, T. and Mokhov, N. and Pronskikh, V.},
abstractNote = {The FermiCORD code system, a set of codes based on MARS15 that calculates the accelerator-induced residual doses at experimental facilities of arbitrary configurations, has been developed. FermiCORD is written in C++ as an add-on to Fortran-based MARS15. The FermiCORD algorithm consists of two stages: 1) simulation of residual doses on contact with the surfaces surrounding the studied location and of radionuclide inventories in the structures surrounding those locations using MARS15, and 2) simulation of the emission of the nuclear decay gamma-quanta by the residuals in the activated structures and scoring the prompt doses of these gamma-quanta at arbitrary distances from those structures. The FermiCORD code system has been benchmarked against similar algorithms based on other code systems and showed a good agreement. In conclusion, the code system has been applied for calculation of the residual dose of the target station for the Mu2e experiment and the results have been compared to approximate dosimetric approaches.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2017.08.055},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = [C],
volume = [877],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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