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Title: Utilization of Monte Carlo Calculations in Radiation Transport Analyses to Support the Design of the U.S. Spallation Neutron Source (SNS)

The Department of Energy (DOE) has given the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) project approval to begin Title I design of the proposed facility to be built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and construction is scheduled to commence in FY01 . The SNS initially will consist of an accelerator system capable of delivering an {approximately}0.5 microsecond pulse of 1 GeV protons, at a 60 Hz frequency, with 1 MW of beam power, into a single target station. The SNS will eventually be upgraded to a 2 MW facility with two target stations (a 60 Hz station and a 10 Hz station). The radiation transport analysis, which includes the neutronic, shielding, activation, and safety analyses, is critical to the design of an intense high-energy accelerator facility like the proposed SNS, and the Monte Carlo method is the cornerstone of the radiation transport analyses.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
771584
Report Number(s):
P00-108239
TRN: US0100521
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: MC2000 International Conference, Lisbon (PT), 10/23/2000--10/26/2000; Other Information: PBD: 23 Oct 2000
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; NEUTRON SOURCES; RADIATION TRANSPORT; SPALLATION