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No. 426 August 2000

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give -- Sir Winston Churchill

NRC Codes Made Available

One U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) software package which was transferred from the Energy Science and Technology Software Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee to RSICC was incorporated into the RSICC computer code collection. Please browse the computer code abstract available at RSICC's www site for more information on this package.

PSR-485/EPIPE Distribution is limited to the United States.


Three changes were made to the computer code collection during the month. Two updates and one newly-frozen package.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, recommended an update to MCNP4C, which is a general-purpose, continuous-energy, generalized geometry, time-dependent, coupled neutron-photon-electron Monte Carlo transport code system. The test case output and tally files for IBM RS/6000 running AIX were replaced. Lahey-compiled executables were added so that the distribution CD now includes both DVF and Lahey MCNP executables for personal computers. Some users who often do batch processing prefer to run the Lahey executables because the DVF executable requires the user to click "Yes" to close the execution window after each run. If you received the initial release of CCC-700 and want to get the new files, please send e-mail to (pdc@ornl.gov) and ask for the updates. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address.

Digital Visual Fortran 6.0A and Lahey/Fujitsu Fortran 95 Compiler Release 5.50d were used to compile executables for MCNP, PRPR and MAKXSF which were built in a DOS window of Windows NT. The MCNP executables were built with MDAS=4,000,000 and MDAS=8,000,000.

MCNP is operable on Cray computers under UNICOS, workstations or PC's running Unix or Linux, Windows NT/9x PC's, and VAX computers under VMS. Compilation requires both FORTRAN77 and ANSI C standard compilers. The source can be compiled with g77 on PC's running Red Hat Linux. RSICC tested this release on several Unix workstations (IBM RS/6000, Sun, HP, DEC, and SGI); on a Pentium III running Redhat Linux Version 6.1; on a Pentium II in a DOS window of Windows 98 with Digital Visual Fortran Professional Edition 6.0A Fortran 90 compiler with QuickWin plots; and on a Pentium II with Lahey/Fujitsu Fortran 95 Version 5.50 compiler with Winteracter Starter Kit.

The electronic documentation, source codes, test problems, executables, and installation scripts are distributed on CD-ROM and can be read under either Windows or UNIX operating systems. As a convenience to users, the DLC-200/MCNPDATA library is included on the distribution media. The cross sections are in ASCII mode in the Unix file and in binary mode for PC Windows users. References: Readme.txt (April 2000) and LA-13709-M (April 2000). FORTRAN 77 or 90 and C; UNIX workstations, Intel-based Pentium, Cray, and VAX. (C00700/ALLCP/01).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, contributed a newly frozen version of the computer simulation of atomic collisions in crystalline solids. MARLOWE Version 15 simulates atomic collisions in crystalline targets using the binary collision approximation. It follows out the consequences of launching an energetic atomic projectile, from either an external beam or an interior site, into a target. The targets may have many material regions, each with its own arbitrary (triclinic) crystal structure and with many kinds of atoms. The program follows the slowing-down of the primary particle and, if desired, that of all target particles which are displaced from their lattice sites, until they either leave the target or fall below a selected low kinetic energy. All cascades may be initiated in undamaged material or damage may be accumulated from one cascade to another, cascades may be run in groups of a selected size.

There is now full support for Windows 95/98 using an available port of the GNU g77 Fortran compiler. Several extensions of the model are included, allowing studies of dose effects, improvements in the modified Lenz-Jensen potential to include additional parameter choices, and an extended thermal displacement model. Many other changes too numerous to list here are detailed in the User's Guide.

The current versions of MARLOWE, TABULA, and MPP are supported on UNIX and UNIX-like systems, including AIX, HP-UX, IRIX and IRIX64, OSF-1, SunOS, and Linux, and on Windows 95/98/NT (MS-DOS 7.x) systems. The system is highly portable and can be adapted to other operating systems as long as a suitable Fortran compiler is available. A Fortran compiler is required on all systems.

The package is transmitted on 2 DS/HD diskettes in two formats: marlow15.tgz for UNIX environments and marlow15.zip for Windows systems. No executables are included in this package. Reference: Unpublished User's Guide (July 1, 2000). Fortran 90 and C; UNIX and Linux systems; Windows 95/98/NT PCs (P00137ALLCP05).

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, corrected the xsdir file in this package of cross-section libraries. These data provide a comprehensive set of cross sections for a wide range of radiation transport applications using the Monte Carlo code package CCC-700/MCNP4C.

In the previously distributed xsdir file, the temperature specified for the ZAID 95241.61c in the ENDF6DN library is incorrect. If you have received a copy of the previous release of DLC-200/MCNPDATA, Version 00, you may update your data library with the following correction.

The line:

95241.61c 238.986000 endf6dn 0 1 405074 173822 0 0 2.53E-08

needs to be changed in the last entry to:

95241.61c 238.986000 endf6dn 0 1 405074 173822 0 0 2.5852E-08

When a user creates type 2 (binary) libraries, MAKXSF reads the temperature from the data library and not from the XSDIR file. Hence this issue does not appear to affect any type 2 libraries/xsdir files. The temperature is correct on the type 1 ENDF6DN library, it is only in the XSDIR file that the error occurred. The correction was made to the RSICC master and to the XSDIR file that is available on the LANL WWW site: http://www-xdiv.lanl.gov/XCI/PROJECTS/DATA/nuclear/doc/xsdir1.html

The LANL Memorandum documenting the EL03 data library was added to the RSICC documentation and posted to our web site. It is titled "Electron Upgrade For MCNP4B," by K. J. Adams and will also be posted to the LANL web site.

Documentation on the various libraries in the package is available at:


All data libraries in the Unix tar file are in ASCII format and can be used with MCNP4C on all computer platforms supported by the code. Files distributed in compressed mode on the distribution CD can be read under either Windows or Unix. A self-extracting compressed file for Windows users contains both the MCNP4C code system with executables and cross-sections from MCNPDATA in binary format for PC users. Expanding the code system (50 MB) and binary cross section libraries (360MB) under Windows requires ~410 MB of hard disk space. Unix users need more because the ASCII cross sections require 880 MB of hard disk space.

References: The following documents are distributed in electronic (PDF) form with the package: Revised Table G.2 for Appendix G of the MCNP4C manual, README (April 2000), LA-12891 (1994), X-6:HGH-93-77 (revised 1996), XTM:95-259 and LA-UR-96- 24 (1995), X-6:RCL-87-225 (1987), XCI-RN(U)98-041, LA-UR-98-5718, (December 1998), XTM:96-153 (April 1996), and XCI:CJW-99-25 (April 1999), X-5-RN*U)-00-14 (May 2000). (D00200/ALLCP/01).


The following was excerpted from the Oak Ridger.

Dr. Ernest G. Silver, a retired scientist and editor, died Saturday, June 24, 2000, at the age of 70. He completed his graduate work at Harvard University, and later earned his doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He was a member of the American Nuclear Society and was elected a Fellow in 1984. As an active member, he served on organizing committees for several meetings and as chairman or member of several ad-hoc subcommittees including policies and procedures, international committee and quality improvement. During his career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he specialized in time-dependent neutron diffusion, reactor kinetics, neutron time-of-flight spectroscopy, and breeder reactor cross-section measurements. He designed and built a state-of-the-art stainless steel reactor at the Bulk Shielding Facility that permitted the study of neutron capture as a function of energy. He was assistant director of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor Program. Dr. Silver was assistant director of the Nuclear Standards Program, where he was active in the implementation of Department of Energy standards development policies, and the development of standards documentation. He was assistant editor and editor-in-chief of the nationally distributed Nuclear Safety Journal. He also was manager of the Database Project of the Incident Reporting System of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development within the Nuclear Energy Agency.


RSICC attempts to keep its users/contributors advised of conferences, courses, and symposia in the field of radiation protection, transport, and shielding through this section of the newsletter. Should you be involved in the planning/organization of such events, feel free to send your announcements and calls for papers via email to finchsy@ornl.gov with "conferences" in the subject line. Please include the announcement in its native format as an attachment to the message. If the meeting is on a website, please include the url.

Every attempt is made to ensure that the links provided in the Conference and Calendar sections of this newsletter are correct and live. However, the very nature of the web creates the possibility that the links may become unavailable. In that case, please call or mail the contact provided.

SCALE Training Course Schedule for 2000

The SCALE staff at ORNL will be offering several training courses in October 2000. The courses will emphasize hands-on experience solving practical problems on PCs. There will be workgroups of two persons each. No prior experience in the use of SCALE is required to attend. The registration fee is $1800 for one course or $2700 for both fall courses ($300 discount if you register at least one month before the course). A copy of the SCALE software and manual on CD may be obtained for an additional fee of $310. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. Registration forms submitted directly from the Web are preferred. Registration via fax (815-327-6460, yes, the fax area code is different!) or email (lichtenwalsk@ornl.gov) is also acceptable. The registration fee must be paid by check, travelers checks, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard only).

Class size is limited and courses are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment is not obtained one month prior to the course. Course fees are refundable up to one month before each class. Classes are cosponsored by RSICC. Foreign nationals must register at least six weeks in advance. For further information, contact Kay Lichtenwalter at 865-574-9213. For more information, http://www.cped.ornl.gov/scale/trcourse.html.

SCALE Shielding and Source Terms Course (October 16-20, 2000)

The SCALE Shielding and Source Terms Course emphasizes SAS2 and ORIGEN-ARP (depletion/source-term generation) and SAS3 and SAS4 using MORSE-SGC (3-D Monte Carlo neutron/gamma shielding). It also covers SAS1/XSDRNPM (1-D neutron/gamma shielding) and QADS/QAD-CGGP (3-D point kernel gamma shielding).

SCALE KENO V.a Criticality Course (October 23-27, 2000)

The SCALE KENO V.a Criticality Course focuses on KENO V.a and the associated criticality analysis sequences in CSAS. KENO V.a is a widely used 3-D multigroup Monte Carlo criticality safety analysis code that has been in use for approximately 15 years. KENO V.a is a fast, easy-to-use code that allows users to build complex geometry models using basic geometrical bodies of cuboids, spheres, cylinders, hemispheres, and hemicylinders. Two-dimensional color plots of the geometry model can be generated.

Practical MCNP for the Health /Medical Physicist & Rad Engineer

DATES: 16-20 October 2000 (registration deadline 2 October 2000)

FEE: $1,700 per person (includes the MCNP™ code package)

PLACE: The Canyon School Complex, Los Alamos National Laboratory

This course is aimed at the HP, medical physicist, and rad engineer with no prior experience with Monte Carlo techniques. The focus is almost entirely on the application of MCNP™ to solve a variety of practical problems in radiation shielding and dosimetry. The intent is to "jump start" the student toward using MCNP™ productively. Extensive interactive practice sessions are conducted on a personal computer. Topics will include overview of the MCNP™ code and the Monte Carlo method, basic concepts, input file preparation, geometry, source definition, standard MCNP tallies, interpretation of the output file, exposure and dose rate calculations, radiation shielding, photon skyshine, detector simulation and dosimetry.

The course fee includes a complete MCNP™ code package, distributed directly from the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC). Students will also be provided with a comprehensive class manual and a diskette containing all of the practice problems. This course has been granted 32 Continuing Education Credits by the AAHP. The course is offered by the Health Physics Measurements Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and is co-sponsored by RSICC.

Registration is available online at http://drambuie.lanl.gov/~esh4/mcnp.htm; however, to guarantee a space payment must be received prior to the registration deadline. Make checks payable to the University of California (checks must be in U.S. dollars on a U.S. bank) and mail together with name, address, and phone number to the address above. The course is offered by Group ESH-4, Health Physics Measurements, Mail Stop G761, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA.

Inquiries regarding registration and class space availability should be made to David Seagraves, 505-667-4959, fax: 505-665-6071, e-mail: dseagraves@lanl.gov. Technical questions may also be directed to Dick Olsher, 505-667-3364, e-mail: dick@lanl.gov.

MCNP and Visual Editor Training Course

An MCNP and Visual Editor Training Course will be held October 9-12 in Richland, Washington. The cost is $1400.

The source code package can be obtained directly from RSICC.

The class will combine teaching on MCNP physics, along with instructions on how to use the visual editor. Computer demonstrations and exercises will focus on creating and interrogating input files with the visual editor. Demonstrations of advanced visualization work using MCNP will also be made. The class will be taught on Pentium computers running the Linux operating system. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own input files for viewing and modifying in the visual editor. It is recommended that you have experience with MCNP before taking this class. For additional information contact Randy Schwarz, MS K8-34, P. O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352 (509-372-4042, fax 509-372-6421, email randy.schwarz@pnl.gov, url http://www.pnl.gov/eshs/software/ved.html).

MCNP™ Workshops for the Year 2000

The following is the 2000 schedule for Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code Workshops.

Year 2000 Schedule:
11-15 September MCNP Topics Tokyo, Japan
12-15 September Introductory Class Richland, Washington
7-10 November Advanced Class Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Introductory classes are for people who have little or no experience with MCNP. The classes survey the features of MCNP so the beginning user will be exposed to the capabilities of the program and will have hands-on experience at running the code to solve rudimentary problems. Course topics include basic geometry, source definitions, output (tallies) specification and interpretation, advanced geometry (repeated structures specification), variance reduction techniques, statistical analysis, criticality, plotting of geometry, tallies, and particle tracks, and neutron/photon/electron physics.

Advanced classes are for people with MCNP experience who want to extend their knowledge and gain depth of understanding. Most areas of MCNP operation will be discussed in detail, with emphasis on Advanced Geometry, Advanced Variance Reduction Techniques, and other advanced features of the program. Time will be available to discuss approaches to specific problems of interest to students.

NOTE: While MCNP supports a number of platforms, class computers are usually Unix machines. Experience with Unix will be helpful to the student but is not essential.

Year 2000 classes will showcase the latest release of MCNP, Version 4C. Major new features that will be discussed include:

  • •Macrobodies
  • •Superimposed Importance Meshes
  • •ENDF/B-VI Improvements
  • •Perturbation Enhancements
  • •PC Enhancements
  • •Parallel Enhancements
  • •Alpha Eigenvalue Search
  • •Unresolved Resonance Range Probability Tables
  • •Cumulative Tallies
  • •Electron Physics Enhancements

All classes provide interactive computer learning. Time will be available to discuss individual questions and problems with MCNP experts. To register for the U.S. classes via the Internet, go to http://www.solutionsbyhqc.com/mcnpform.html or email Bill Hamilton at bill@solutionsbyhqc.com. For registration information on the course in Japan, contact Judi Briesmeister, email jfb@lanl.gov.


Your attention is directed to the following events of interest.

August 2000

Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management Symposium (MRS 2000), Aug. 27-31, 2000, Sydney, Australia, sponsored by the Materials Research Society. Contact: MRS 2000 Secretariat, P.O. Box Q894, QVB Post Office, Sydney NSW 1230 Australia (tel + 61 2 9262 4211, fax + 61 2 9262 4255, email facets@facetmanagement.com.au, url http://www.facetmanagement.com.au/mrs2000/main.htm).

25th Annual Symposium of the Uranium Institute, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2000, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, London, England, United Kingdom. Contact: Concorde Services Ltd., 42 Canham Rd., London W3 7SR, U.K. (tel + 44 20 8743 3106, fax + 44 20 8743 1010, email admin@uisymposium.com, url www.uisymposium. com).

September 2000

Fifth International Conference on Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Sept. 3-8, 2000, Pontresina, Switzerland, sponsored by the Paul Scherrer Institut. Contact: Labor f. Radio- und Umweltchemie, Ruth Lorenzen, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland (tel + 41 56 310 24 01, fax + 41 56 310 44 35, email ruth.lorenzen@psi.ch, url http://www1.psi.ch/www_lch_hn/nrc5/).

4th International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications (SNA 2000), Sept. 4-7, 2000, Toranomon-Pastoral, Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, cosponsored by OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency, Atomic Energy Society of Japan, Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute. Contact: Hideo Kaburaki, Center for Promotion of Computational Science and Engineering, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (tel + 81-3-5723-2513, fax + 81-3-5723-2537, email sna2000@koma.jaeri.go.jp, http://ciscper.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/sna2k/).

International Conference on Nuclear Physics, Sept. 5-13, 2000, Zakopane, Poland, sponsored by the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institue of Nuclear Physics and others. Contact: H. N. Institute of Nuclear Physics, ul. Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Krakow, Poland (tel + 48 12 637 02 22, fax + 48 12 637 18 81, email zakopane@alf.ifj.edu.pl, url http://chall.ifj.edu.pl/~dept2/zakopane2000/circular. htm).

Energy Information Centers Workshop, Sept. 11-13, 2000, Desert Inn, Las Vegas, NV, sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute. Contact: NEI (tel 202-739-8000, fax 202-785-4019).

International Conference on Nuclear Energy in Central Europe 2000, Sept. 11-14, 2000, Golf Hotel, Bled, Slovenia. Contact: Leon Cizelj, Nuclear Society of Slovenia, Bled 2000, Jamova 39, 1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia (fax + 386 61 161 23 35).

Radiation Protection for Our National Priorities: Medicine, the Environment, and the Legacy, Sept. 17-21, 2000, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Harvey Goldberg, ANS-EWS, P.O.Box 941, Richland, WA 99352 (email finfrock@ambinet.com).

SPECTRUM 2000, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept. 24-28, 2000. Contact: SPECTRUM 2000, University of Tennessee, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Knoxville, TN 37996-2300 (tel 865-974-5048, fax 419-828-4819, email spectrum2000@engr.utk.edu, url http://www.engr.utk.edu/spectrum/).

ICENES 2000, The 10th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems, Sept. 25-28, 2000, Petten, The Netherlands. Contact: Mrs. M. Hofman, Meeting Secretariat, NRG, P.O. Box 25, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands (tel + 31-224-56-4193, fax + 31-224-56-3490, email hofman@nrg-nl.com, url http://www.nrg-nl.com/congres/icenes/).

October 2000

Safewaste International Conference 2000, Oct. 2-4, 2000, Montpellier Corum, France, sponsored by OECD/NEA and cosponsored by ANS. Contact: SFEN, 67, rue Blomet 75015, Paris, France (tel + 33 1 53 59 32 16, email aujay.sfen@wanadoo.fr)

6th Annual Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiotherapy Treatment Sources Using the OMEGA/BEAM Code System, Oct. 2-5, 2000, Ottawa, Canada. Contact: Blake Walters, Ionizing Radiation Standards, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0R6. (tel 613-993-2715, fax 613-952-9865, email bwalters@irs.phy.nrc.ca, url www.irs.inms.nrc.ca/inms/irs/BEAM/beamhome. html).

International Symposium on the Uranium Production Cycle and the Environment, Oct. 2-6, 2000, Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency and others. Contact: R. Perricos, Conference Service Section, IAEA, P.O. Box 100, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400, Vienna, Austria (tel + 43 1 2600 21315, email official.mail@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

18th International IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Oct. 4-10, 2000, Sorrento, Italy, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Contact: IAEA, P.O. Box 100, Vienna International Centre, A-1400, Vienna, Austria (tel + 43 1 2600 21275, fax + 43 1 2600 29610, email official.mail@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

2000 TLG Decommissioning Conference, Oct. 8-14, 2000, Captiva Island, FL, sponsored by TLG Services, Inc. Contact TLG Services (tel 860-355-2300, fax 860-355-2705, url www.tlgservices.com/confrenc/confindx. htm).

Plutonium Management and Sustainable Development (Pu-2000), Oct. 9-11, 2000, Brussels, Belgium, sponsored by the Belgian Nuclear Society and others, and cosponsored by ANS. Contact: Werner Couwenbergh, BNS, Ravenstein St., 3-B 1000 Brussels, Belgium (tel +32 2 774 05 38, fax + 32 2 774 05 02, email pu2000@belgonucleaire.be , url www.sckcen.be/bns).

MCNP and Visual Editor Training Course, Oct. 9-12, 2000, Richland, Washington. Contact: Randy Schwarz, MS K8-34, P. O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352 (509-372-4042, fax 509-372-6421, email randy.schwarz@pnl.gov, url http://www.pnl.gov/eshs/software/ved.html).

2000 American Nuclear Society 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy, Oct. 15-19, 2000, Park City, Utah. Contact: url http://www.ambinet.com/ans/rps2000.htm.

International Symposium on Nuclear Techniques in Integrated Plant Nutrient, Water and Soil Management, Oct. 16-20, 2000, Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Contact: IAEA, P.O. Box 100, Wagramerstrasse 5, A-1400 Vienna, Austria (tel + 43 1 26000, fax + 43 1 26007, email official.mail@iaea.org).

2000 Symposium on Nuclear Power Systems, Oct. 18-19, 2000, Lyon, France (held in conjunction with the Nuclear Science Symposium), sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineeers. Contact: Jay Forster, GE Nuclear Energy (tel 408-925-5090, fax 408-925-5312, email jay.forster@gene.ge.com).

Communicating Nuclear Issues, Oct. 22-25, 2000, Cleveland, Ohio, sponsored by the Nuclear Energy Institute. Contact: NEI (tel 202-739-8000, fax 202-785-4019).

Eighth International Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems, Oct. 22-26, 2000, Bournemouth, England, sponsored by the British Nuclear Energy Society. Contact: Andrew Tillbrook, BNES Secretary, 1 Great George St., London, SW1P 3AA, England (tel +020 7665 2241, fax +020 7799 1325, email tillbrook_a@ice.org.uk, url www.bnes.com).

4th International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing, Oct. 22-27, 2000, San Diego, California. Contact: Dr. Harry Farrar IV, ASTM Committee E-10, 18 Flintlock Lane, Bell Canyon, CA 91307-1127 (tel 818-340-1227, fax 818-340-2132, email hfarrar4@aol.com).

International Conference on Advanced Monte Carlo for Radiation Physics, Particle Transport Simulation and Applications (MC2000), Oct. 23-26, 2000, Lisbon, Portugal. Contact: Intituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, MC2000 Conference Secretariat, Estrada Nacional 10, P-2686-953 Sacavem, Portugal (tel + 351-21-994 60 00 ext. 6154, fax + 351-21-994 10 39, email mc2000@itn1.itn.pt, or Dr. Pedro Vaz, Technical and Scientific Program Co-ordinator at email vaz@nea.fr, url http://lipulsi.lip.pt/mc2000/).

28th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, Oct. 23-25, 2000, Bethesda, MD, sponsored by Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Contact: Susan Monteleone (tel 631-344-7235, fax 631-344-3957, email susanm2@bnl.gov, url www.wrsm.bnl.gov).

International Conference on Human Factors and Nuclear Safety, Oct. 23-26, 2000, Moscow, Russia, sponsored by the Nuclear Human Resource Professionals. Contact: Rick Habegger, NHRP (tel 919-367-9040, fax 919-367-0600, email rick@hrs-s.com).

Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Nuclear Society, Oct. 25-27, 2000, Sofia, Bulgaria. Contact: Vesselin Bliznakov, BNS, 132, Blvd. Kl. Ohridski, 1756 Sofia, Bulgaria (fax + 359 2 621059), or Lilia Stoeva (tel + 359 2 56 29 69, email lstoeva@solo.bg).

12th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2000, Seoul, Korea, sponsored by the Korea Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc. and the Korean Nuclear Society. Contact: PBNC 2000 Exhibition Secretariat, KAIF, Youido, P.O. Box 1021, Seoul 150-610, Korea (tel +82 2 785 2570, fax + 822 785 3975).

Ninth Annual Meeting of the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2000, Gaithersburg, MD, cosponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards. Contact: Bert Coursey, NIST (tel 301-975-5584, fax 301-869-2279, email bert.coursey@nist.gov, web www.cirms.org).

November 2000

5th Radiation Physics Conference--Atomic Energy, Radiation Protection, Challenges and Strategies, Nov. 5-9, 2000, Cairo, Egypt. Contact: Prof. Mohammad A. Gomaa, Atomic Energy Authority, 3 Ahmad Al-Zomor St., Alzohour District, Nasr City, Children Village Post Office, Postal Code 11787, Cairo, Egypt (fax 00202-287603, email ruatom@rusys.EG.net).

International Symposium on Radiation Technology in Emerging Industrial Applications, Nov. 6-10, 2000, Beijing, China, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Contact: IAEA, P.O. Box 100, Vienna International Centre, A-1400 Vienna, Austria (tel + 43 1 2600 21275, fax + 43 1 2600 29610, email official.mail@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

2000 ANS/ENS International Meeting and Technology Exhibit, Nov. 12-16, 2000, Washington, D.C. Contact: Clyde Jupiter, general chair (tel 301-946-8088, fax 301-946-6539, email clyde_jupiter@jupitercorp.com, url www.ans.org).

Embedded Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerator Technology (AccApp2000), Nov. 12-16, 2000, Washington, D.C., (held in conjunction with ANS/ENS International Meeting and Technology Exhibit), sponsored by the ANS Accelerator Applications Technical Group. Contact: ANS Meetings Department (tel 708-352-6611, fax 708-352-6464, email meetings@ans.org).

International Seminar on Implementation of Systems to Prevent and Detect Unauthorized Uses of Nuclear and Radioactive Materials, Nov. 13-17, 2000, Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Contact: IAEA, Wagramerstrasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria (tel + 43 1 26000, fax + 43 1 26007, email official.mail@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

Radiation 2000, Nov. 26-28, 2000, Lucas Heights, Australia, sponsored by the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Contact: Irene Parker, Radiation 2000, PMB 1, Menai NSW 2234 Australia (tel + 02 9717 3436, fax + 02 9717 9268, email ainse@ansto.gov.au, url www.ainse.edu.au/ainse/index.html).

86th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 26- Dec. 1, 2000, Chicago, IL. Contact: RSNA, (tel 630-571-7850, fax 630-571-7837, email reginfo@rsna.org, url www.rsna.org).

December 2000

Fifth Annual Nuclear Congress, Dec. 6-7, 2000, London, England, sponsored by the British Nuclear Energy Society and the British Nuclear Industry Forum. Contact: Sue Frye, ICE Conferences, 1-7 Great George St., London, SW1P 3AA U.K. (tel + 44 20 7665 2315, fax + 44 20 7233 1743, email frye_s@ice.org.uk, url www.bnes.com).

18th Nuclear Particle Physics Conference, Dec. 10-15, 2000, Adelaide, Australia, sponsored by the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Contact: Irene Parker, AINSE, PMB 1, Menai NSW 2234 Australia (tel + 02 9717 3436, fax +02 9717 9268, email ainse@ansto.gov.au, url www.ainse.edu.au).


The following literature cited has been reviewed and placed in the RSICC Information Storage and Retrieval Information System (SARIS), now searchable on the RSICC web server (http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/SARIS.html). This early announcement is made as a service to the shielding community. Copies of the literature are not distributed by RSICC. They may generally be obtained from the author or from a documentation center such as the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Department of Commerce, Springfield, Virginia 22161. For literature listed as available from INIS contact INIS Clearinghouse, International Atomic Energy Agency, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna.

Radiation Shielding Literature

Book . . . New Radiation Protection Text. . . . Martin, J.E. . . . July 2000 . . . 713-page book announced in Health Physics Society's Newsletter, No. 7, July 2000.

Book . . . Computational Methods of Neutron Transport. . . . Lewis, E.E.; Miller, Jr., W.F. . . . 1993 . . . American Nuclear Society . . . 401-page book, available thru ANS Order No. 350016.

Book . . . Indirect Methods of Assessing Intakes of Radionuclides Causing Occupational Exposure. . . . 2000 . . .IAEA . . . 99-page book.

Prog. in Nucl. Energy, 36, 91-96. . . . Neutronics-design Modification of the Syrian Miniature Neutron Source Reactor. . . . Khamis, I.; Khattab, K. . . . 2000 . . . Department of Physics, Atomic Energy Commission, Damascus, Syria.

Prog. in Nucl. Energy, 36, 97-107 . . . Calculational Modelling of Target Nuclide Build-up in the RBMK Reactor at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant. . . . Artemov, V.G.; Elshin, A.V.; Ivanov, A.S.; Pimenov, A.N.; Shevchenko, V.G. . . . 2000 . . . Alexandrov Research Institute of Technology, and Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, Russia.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 235-257 . . . Resonance Parameter Adjustment Methodology Based on Integral Experiment Analysis. . . . ; Blaise, P.; Fort, E. . . . November 1999 . . . Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saint Paul-Lez-Durance, France.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 258-268 . . . Exponential Convergence Rates for Reduced-Source Monte Carlo Transport in [x,u] Geometry. . . . Lichtenstein, H. . . . November 1999 . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 269-281 . . . The Backward Theory of Feynman- and Rossi-Alpha Methods with Multiple Emission Sources. . . . Pazsit, I.; Yamane, Y. . . . November 1999 . . . Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden; Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 282-292 . . . Subcriticality-Level Evaluation in Accelerator-Driven Systems by Harmonic Modulation of the External Source. . . . Carta, M.; D'Angelo, A. . . . November 1999 . . . ENEA, Rome, Italy.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 310-313 . . . Fuel-Containing Masses of Chernobyl Unit 4: Multiplying Properties and Neutron Characteristics. . . . Babenko, V.A.; Jenkovszky, L.L.; Romanov, V.A.; Pavlovych, V.N.; Vertsimakha, O.Y. . . . November 1999 . . Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kijiv, Ukraine; Institute for Nuclear Research, Kijiv, Ukraine.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 314-326 . . . The Inversion Point of the Isothermal Reactivity Coefficient of the IPEN/MB-01 Reactor - 1: Experimental Procedure. . . . dos Santos, A.; Pasqualeto, H.; Fanaro, L.C.C.B.; Fuga, R.; Jerez, R. . . . November 1999 . . . Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN), Cidade Universitaria, S.P. Brazil.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 327-334 . . . Calculated Excitation Functions of Proton-Induced Reactions on Vanadium and Chromium for Incident Energies up to 30 MeV. . . . Xiaoping Xu; Yinlu Han, Youxiang Zhuang . . .China Institute of Atomic Energy, Biejing, China.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 133, 342-349 . . . Tritium Production Rate and Tritium Breeding Ratio: A Comparative Study of Li2O and Lithium Assemblies with Different Concentrations of 6Li. . . . Goswami, M.; Gupta, S.; Ahmed, F. . . . November 1999 . . . University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 199-226 . . . Spatial and Angular Moment Analysis of Continuous and Discretized Transport Problems. . . . Brantley, P.S.; Larsen, E.W. . . . July 2000. . . .Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 227-245 . . . Measurement of Absolute Fission Yields in the Fast Neutron-Induced Fission of Actinides: 238U, 237Np, 238Pu, 240Pu, 243Am, and 244Cm by Track-Etch-cum-Gamma Spectrometry . . . Iyer, R.H.; Naik, H.; Pandey, A.K.; Kalsi, P.C.; Singh, R.J.; Ramaswami, A.; Nair, A.G.C. . . . July 2000 . . . Bhaha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 246-259 . . . Effects of Differing Energy Dependences in Three Level-Density Models on Calculated Cross Sections. . . . Fu, C.Y. . . . July 2000 . . . Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 260-266 . . . 16O(n,p)16N Reaction Cross Sections Around 14 MeV. . . . Subasi, M.; Gultekin, E.; Reyhancan, I.A.; Ozbir, Y.; Tarcan, G.; Sirin, M.; Erduran, M.N. . . . July 2000 . . . Cekmece Nuclear Research and Training Center, Istanbul, Turkey; Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey; Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 296-303 . . . Application of a Simple Ramsauer Model for Neutron Total Cross Sections for Nuclear Mass Numbers A<40. . . . Grimes, S.M.; Anderson, J.D.; Bauer, R.W. . . . July 2000 . . . Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 304-307 . . . Calculation of the Dancoff Factor for Pebble Bed Reactors. . . . Valko, J.; Tsvetkov, P.V.; Hoogenboom, J.E. . . . July 2000 . . . Delft University of Technology, JB Delft, The Netherlands.

JEFF Report 17 . . . The JEF-2.2 Nuclear Data Library. . . .April 2000 . . . NEA Data Bank, Gif-les-Moulineaux, France.

KEK Proceedings 99-8 . . . Radiaton Detectors and Their Uses. . . . Sasaki, S.; Shibata, T.; Takahashi, H.; Nakazawa, M.; eds. . . . August 1999 . . . High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.