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No. 424  June 2000
If a man is worth knowing at all, he is worth knowing well. -Alexander Smith

RSICC salutes Alice Rice

Since the eighties, the RSICC Newsletter has been issued under the capable hands of RSICC staff member, Alice Rice, as editor. With the turn of the century, the job has been relegated to Sheila Finch. As editor, Alice saw to it that the newsletter reached the RSICC community. She made sure that a "quotable quote" always appeared in every issue. Alice worked very hard to find these quotes and could be seen reading tea boxes to look for them! Thank you, Alice.

Alice Recalls.....

It was after the Christmas of 1981. Henrietta Hendrickson and I arrived at about the same time; she after a 2½-year tour at the IAEA and I on a new assignment to the Radiation Shielding Information Center. The boss (Betty F. Maskewitz) was on vacation, the secretary (Elaine Plemons) was sick, and the phone started ringing incessantly. The December 1981 RSIC Newsletter had arrived on the desks of about 3000 subscribers with an offer of a free 7-page guide to "Gamma-Ray Shielding Calculations on the Back of an Envelope," by Hans Penkuhn. It seems that nuclear physicists and engineers can't resist a free offer any more than the rest of us and they all wanted this guide. I went from an office at the laboratory that rarely received calls from the "outside world" to an office that would receive 3000 calls on that day if the phone line could handle it. Somebody, probably Henri, shoved a notepad in front of me and I took names and addresses with the refrain "Gamma-Ray Shielding Calculations on the Back of an Envelope" buzzing through my consciousness. By the end of the day the written request was reduced to "env." Interspersed with those calls were inquiries about ANISN, NITAWL, XSDRN, and XLACS. I thought I had slipped up and walked into a pharmaceutical company instead of an information center, which was OK--all those phone calls gave me a headache and if I had found any ANISN or XSDRN, I would surely have taken it. That was my first day.

The first newsletter I produced was typed on an IBM Mag Card (there are children at IBM who do not know what a Mag Card is) and it was the first RSIC Newsletter produced with the Aps µ5 phototypesetter. It somehow got published with the most patient help from Bill Griffith who wrote and modified the software I needed to get the result I wanted and David K. Trubey who helped me interpret it. That was issue 205 and the last issue I published was 422.

Alice Rice

Re-registering to Update!

If RSICC has your email address, then you will be receiving an email from me in the near future if you haven't already. I am currently sending messages asking people to re-register with our Center for the year 2000. In order not to duplicate registrants, and to make it easier for you, you will receive the current information that we have on file. Please review all information and "REPLY" to the email with your corrections or additions/deletions. There is a funding table attached for you to pick from if your funding has changed. I thank you for your cooperation.
Sheila Finch

NRC Codes Made Available

Several U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) software packages which were transferred from the Energy Science and Technology Software Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to RSICC were incorporated into the RSICC computer code collection. Please browse the computer code abstracts available at RSICC's web site for more information on these packages.

CCC-546/MACCS (Limited to U. S. distribution)


Two changes were made to the computer code collection during the reporting period. One new code package was added and an existing package was replaced with a newly frozen version. One change resulted from a foreign contribution.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Texas A&M University, llege Station, Texas, contributed a newly frozen version of this code system to determine a,n; spontaneous-fission; and b,n delayed neutron sources and spectra due to the decay of radionuclides. The previous version, SOURCES 3A, calculated a,n source rate and spectra for three problem types: homogeneous medium, interface and alpha beam problems. The new version, SOURCES-4A, will also calculate a,n source rate and spectra in a thin neutron-producing region between two alpha-producing regions. Spontaneous-fission spectra are calculated with evaluated half-life, spontaneous-fission branching and Watt spectrum parameters for 43 actinides. The (a,n) spectra are calculated using an assumed isotropic neutron angular distribution in the center-of-mass system with a library of 89 nuclide decay alpha spectra, 24 sets of measured and/or evaluated (a,n) cross sections and product nuclide level branching fractions, and functional alpha-particle stopping cross sections for Z < 106.

SOURCES-4A runs on many computers including Sun, IBM RS/6000 and personal computers. At RSICC the code was tested on Sun SparcStation and on IBM RS/6000 using Fortran 77 compilers. A Lahey F77/L3-EM32 v5.2 compiled executable for PC users is included in the package; all other computers require a Fortran compiler. The package is transmitted in both DOS and Unix compressed formats on a CD which includes the electronic (PDF) document, Fortran source, PC executable, data libraries, and test cases in both DOS and tar formats. References: LA-13639-MS (September 1999). Fortran 77; Sun and PC (C00661MNYCP01).

Synthesis Srl, Milano, Italy, and ENEL SpA, Milano, Italy, through the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank, Issy-Les Molineaux, France, contributed this code system for 2-group, 3D neutronic kinetics calculations coupled to core thermal hydraulics. QUARK is a combined computer program comprising a revised version of the QUANDRY three-dimensional, two-group neutron kinetics code and an upgraded version of the COBRA transient core analysis code (COBRA-EN). Starting from either a critical steady-state (k-effective or critical dilute boron problem) or a subcritical steady-state (fixed source problem) in a PWR plant, the code allows one to simulate the neutronic and thermal-hydraulic core transient response to reactivity accidents initiated both inside the vessel (such as a control rod ejection) and outside the vessel (such as the sudden change of the boron concentration in the coolant).

QUARK runs under DOS or WINDOWS, and the included executable was created with MS FORTRAN Power Station Compiler Version 1.0 and tested at RSICC in a DOS window of Windows95. The package is transmitted on CD and includes the referenced document in electronic PDF format and a compressed, self-extracting DOS file which contains the source, executable, test cases and data files. Reference: Synthesis Srl Rep. 1034/1 (September 1994). Fortran 77; PC (P00492PC58600).

Trubey Recalls

RSICC veteran, David Trubey, sends the following reminiscence about Bob Coveyou. David retired in 1991, but stays in touch with our activities by email.

"Did you know or remember Bob Coveyou? He was quite a character. In the 1950s or early 1960s, I was looking in the back of the Methodist hymnal, which had the church calendar for many years in advance. I noticed that in the year 2000, Easter fell on my birthday. Not long afterward, I remarked to Coveyou that Easter fell on my birthday in the year 2000. He replied that that was the most useless information that he had ever been given! I never forgot the exchange. He died a couple of years ago, so I never had a chance to remind him.

He originally came to Oak Ridge as a health physicist. I knew him as a great Monte Carlo expert. He did quite a lot of original research on random numbers and was the original leader for the development of O5R. I remember one time when a senior member of our Division came into his office which also held Bill Kinney and Gerald (Jerry) Sullivan, and later David Irving and Betty Maskewitz, and asked Coveyou what he was doing. Bob spent much time writing equations on a big pad of paper. He told the visitor, "You would not understand if I told you." Blizard, our Division Director, called Coveyou and his protégées his "Baker Street Irregulars" after the street urchins that kept Sherlock Holmes informed. Becky Rickman, Blizard's secretary, said Blizard took pride in hiring eccentric people and getting good work from them.

Originally O5R was called ORRRRR, i.e., Oak Ridge Research Random Reactor Routine. There was a precedent for this, the Oak Ridge Research Reactor, known as the ORR. I believe it was Lorraine Abbott who substituted the more civilized term, "O5R" in the first publication. The term was a problem for information retrievers because it became "05R" in secondary publications such as Nuclear Science Abstracts. An important innovation in O5R, to utilize memory efficiently on the 32K-word IBM 7090, was to break up the calculation into energy bands so only a small fraction of the cross sections would be in memory at one time."


The following was announced by ANS Nuclear News (May 2000).

Paul Rudolph Jolles, 80, Swiss diplomat; served in 1957 as executive secretary of the commission that planned the International Atomic Energy Agency, and was subsequently named an IAEA deputy director general, a capacity in which he served until 1961; died on March 11 in Bern, Switzerland.


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.

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, email: dseagraves@lanl.gov. Technical questions may also be directed to Dick Olsher, 505-667-3364, email: dick@lanl.gov.

MCNP and Visual Editor Training Course

Upcoming 2000 dates for the MCNP and Visual Editor Training Course are:

October 9-12 in Richland, Washington. Cost $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:
3-7 July Introductory Class University of Stuttgart, Germany
12-15 September Introductory Class Richland, Washington
11-15 September  MCNP Topics Tokyo, Japan

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 understanding. Most areas of MCNP operation will be discussed in detail, with emphasis on advanced geometry, advanced variance reduction techniques, perturbation enhancement & cumulative tallies. 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
  • Unresolved Resonance Treatment
  • Perturbation Enhancement
  • Alpha Eigenvalues
  • Cumulative Tallies
All classes provide interactive computer learning. Time will be available to discuss individual questions and problems with MCNP experts. To register for the LANL 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 European classes, contact Enrico Sartori, OECD/NEA, Sartori@nea.fr. Contact Judi Briesmeister, email jfb@lanl.gov, for the course in Japan.


Your attention is directed to the following events of interest.

June 2000

International Workshop on Neutron Field Spectrometry in Science, Technology and Radiation Protection, June 5-8, 2000, Pisa, Italy. Contact: Horst Klein, PTB, dep. 6.4 `Neutron Metrology', Bundesallee 100, D-38116 Braunschweig, Germany (phone 49-531-592-6400, fax 49-531-592-7205, email horst.klein@ptb.de).

8th International Symposium on Radiation Physics (ISRP-8), June 5-9, 2000, Prague, the Czech Republic. Contact: Professor Ladislav Musílek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Bøehová 7, 115 19 Praha 1, Czech Republic (fax +4202 2320861, email musilek@br.fjfi.cvut.cz).

7th Workshop on Methodologies for Particle Transport Simulation of Nuclear Systems (Design, Dosimetry and Shielding), June 26-30, 2000, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. Contact: haghigha@gracie.psu.edu, or iaw@psu.edu or from the website at http://gracie.psu.edu/wshop02/wshop02. html.

July 2000

Plutonium Futures--The Science, July 10-13, 2000, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Contact: Plutonium Futures--The Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nuclear Materials Technology Division, P.O. Box 1663, MS E500, Los Alamos, NM, USA 87545 (phone 505-665-5981, fax 505-667-7966, email Puconf2000@lanl.gov).

August 2000

Eighth International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS), Campus of the University of California, Berkeley, Aug. 8-12, 2000. Contact: icess@lbl.gov (url http://www-als.lbl.gov/icess/).

Monte Carlo Analysis, Aug. 14-18, 2000, Knoxville, Tennessee, a short course by the University of Tennessee. Contact: Lydia Salmon, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (phone 865-974-2525, email lutne@utk.edu, url http://www.engr.utk.edu/dept/nuclear/ TIW.html).

Nuclear Criticality Safety, Aug. 14-18, 2000, Knoxville, Tennessee, a short course by the University of Tennessee. Contact: Lydia Salmon, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 (phone 865-974-2525, email lutne@utk.edu, url http://www.engr.utk.edu/dept/nuclear/ TIW.html).

September 2000

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 (phone +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 Radioactive Waste Disposal (DisTec 2000), Sept. 4-6, 2000, Berlin, Germany, sponsored by Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, OECD/NEA, et al. Contact: Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation mbH, Tarpenring 6, D-22419 Hamburg, Germany; (phone +49 40 5 27 48 28, fax +49 40 5 27 48 28, email kontec_gmbh@t-online.de).

International Conference Nuclear Energy in Central Europe 2000, Sept. 11-14, 2000, Bled, Slovenia. Leon Cizelj, Institut "Joef Stefan", Ljubljana, Slovenija Odsek za reaktorsko tehniko / Reactor Engineering Division Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (phone + 386 1 5885 215, fax + 386 51 561 23 35, url http://kastor.ijs.si/~bled2000).

2000 International RELAP5 Users Seminar, Sept. 12-14, 2000, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sponsored by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Contact: Gary Johnsen (phone 208-526-9854, fax 208-526-0528, email gwj@inel.gov, url http://remus.inel.gov/relap5).

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 (phone 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 (phone +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 (phone +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. (phone 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 (phone +43 1 2600 21315, email r.perricos@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

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

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 (phone +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.

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 Electronics Engineers. Contact: Jay Forster, GE Nuclear Energy (Phone 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 (phone 202-739-8000, fax 202-785-4019).

Eighth International Conference on Water Chemistry of Nuclear Reactor Systems, Oct. 22-26, 2000, Bournemouth, England, U.K., sponsored by the British Nuclear Energy Society. Contact: Andrew Tillbrook, BNES Secretary, 1 Great George St., London, SW1P 3AA, England, U.K. (Phone +44 020 7665 2241, fax +44 020 7799 1325, email tillbrook_a@ice.org, url www.bnes.com).

4th International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing, Oct. 22-27, 2000, San Diego, California. Contacts: Dr. Harry Farrar IV, ASTM Committee E-10, 18 Flintlock Lane, Bell Canyon, CA 91307-1127 (phone 818-340-1227, fax 818-340-2132, email hfarrar4@aol.com, url http://www.terastat.com). Gary Pageau, (phone 303-770-7643, email gpageau@gexcorporation.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 (phone +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/).

12th Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2000, Convention and Exhibition Center, World Trade Center 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 (phone +82 2 785 2570, fax +82 2 785 3975, email korea@pbnc2000.com, url http://www.pbnc2000.com).

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. Contact: Bert Coursey, NIST (phone 301-975-5584, fax 301-869-2279, email bert.coursey@nist.gov, url 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 (phone +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 (phone 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 (AccApp 2000), 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 (phone 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 (phone +43 1 26000, fax +43 1 26007, email official.mail@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

October 2001

International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND2001), Oct. 7-12, 2001,Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan, sponsored by Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, and co-sponsored by OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency, and others. Contact: Dr. Akira Hasegawa (phone +81 29 282 5480, fax +81 29 282 5766, email hasegawa@ndc.tokai.jaeri.go.jp, url http://wwwndc.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/nd2001/).


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

ORNL/TM-2000/19 . . . Nuclear Data Covariance Workshop April 22-23, 1999, Brookhaven National Laboratory. . . . Leal, L.C.; Roussin, R.W., eds. . . . April 1999 . . . Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 1-21 . . . The Simplified P3 Approximation. . . . Brantley, P.S.; Larsen, E.W. . . . January 2000 . . . Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 22-36 . . . Dominant Delayed Neutron Precursors to Model Reactivity Predictions for Multiple Fissioning Nuclides. . . . Loaiza, D.J.; Haskin, F.E. . . . January 2000 . . . Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 37-49 . . . Conversion of Single- and Multilevel Briet-Wigner Resonance Parameters to Pole Representation Parameters. . . . Jammes, C.; Hwang, R.N. . . . January 2000 . . . Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 50-67 . . . Neutron Capture and Total Cross-Section Measurements and Resonance Parameter Analysis of Zirconium Up to 2.5 keV. . . . Leinweber, G.; Burke, J.; Lubitz, C.R.; Know, H.D.; Drindak, N.J.; Block, R.C.; Slovacek, R. . . . January 2000 . . . Lockheed Martin Corp., Schenectady, NY; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 68-76 . . . Proton Recoil Measurements of the 252Cf Fission Neutron Leakage Spectrum from an Iron Sphere. . . . Stanka, M.B.; Adams, J.M.; Eisenhauer, C.M. . . . January 2000 . . . U.S. Army Aberdeen Pulse Radiation Facility, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 77-88 . . . Dependence of Neutron Total Cross Sections on Energy for 100 En 500 MeV and Mass Number for 7 A 238. . . . Grimes, S.M.; Anderson, J.D.; Bauer, R.W.; Madsen, V.A. . . . January 2000 . . . Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 89-96 . . . Measurements and Calculations of the 39K and 40Ca (n,a) Cross Sections at En=4.5 to 6.5 MeV. . . . Xuemei Zhang; Zemin Chen; Yingtang Chen; Guoyou Tang; Guohui Zhang; Jinxiang Chen; Gledenov, . . . January 2000 . . . Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Peking University, Beijing, China; Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 97-105 . . . Semi-Broad-Beam Gamma Spectrometry of Some Mixtures and Solutions. . . . El-Kateb, A.H. . . . January 2000 . . . Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 106-113 . . . Discrete Gamma Radiation in Interaction of 14.9-MeV Neutrons with Natural Lead. . . . Hongyu Zhou; Xinfu Wang; Chao Wang; Ming Hua; Guangshun Huang; Guoying Fan; Ting Lu; Bartel, . . . January 2000 . . . Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China; Beijing Radiation Center, Beijing, China; Nei Monggol Normal University, Fuhehaote, China.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 134, 114-119 . . . On the Convergence of the Spherical Harmonics Approximations. . . . Segatto, C.F.; de Vilhena, M.T.M.B.; Pazos, R.P. . . . January 2000 . . . Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil; Portificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 1-22 . . . Analysis of Differences in Void Coefficient Predictions for Mixed-Oxide-Fueled Tight-Pitch Light Water Reactor Cells. . . . Unesaki, H.; Shiroya, S.; Kanda, K.; Cathalau, S.; Carre, F-O.; Aizawa, O.; Takeda, T. . . . May 2000 . . . Kyoto University, Osaka, Japan; Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, St.-Paul-lez-Durance, France; Musashi Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; Osaka University.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 23-32 . . . Measurement of Acitivation Reaction Rate Distributions in a Lead Assembly Bombarded with 500-MeV Protons. . . . Takada, H.; Meigo, S-I.; Sasa, T.; Tsujimoto, K.; Yasuda, H. . . . May 2000 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Nuc.. Sci. Eng., 135, 33-47 . . . Epithermal Inverse Kinetic Measurements and Their Interpretation Using a Two-Group Point-Kinetic Model. . . . Rosselet, M.; Chawla, R.; Williams, T. . . . May 2000 . . . Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland; Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen-PSI, Switzerland.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 48-56 . . . Influence of the Thermal Cutoff Energy of the Calculation of Neutronic Parameters for Light Water Reactor Lattices. . . . Paratte, J-M.; Pelloni, S. . . . May 2000 . . . Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, Switzerland.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 57-63 . . . Properties of a Cold-Neutron Irradiation Facility for In Vitro Research on Boron Neutron Capture Therapy at the Geesthacht Neutron Facility. . . . Ludemann, L.; Kampmann, R.; Sosaat, W.; Staron, P.; Wille, P. . . . May 2000 . . . Institut für Werkstofforschung, Geesthacht, Germany; Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 64-72 . . . Verification of the Neutron Flux of a Modified Zero-Power Reactor Using a Neutron Activation Method. . . . Lung Kwang Pan; Cheng Si Tsao . . . May 2000 . . . Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan; Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 73-83 . . . A Multigroup Albedo Method for Transport Calculations: Application to the Orphee Core. . . . Rauck, S.; Sanchez, R.; Zmijarevic, I.; Nobile, M. . . . May 2000. . . Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, CEA de Saclay, France.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 135, 84-102 . . . Nuclide Importance and the Steady-State Burnup Equation. . . . Sekimoto, H.; Nemoto, A. . . . May 2000 . . . Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

Nucl. Technol., 130, 111-131 . . . Criticality and Safety Parameter Studies of a 3-MW Triga Mark-II Research Reactor and Validation of the Generated Cross-Section Library and Computational Method . . . Bhuiyan, S.I.; Mondal, M.A.W.; Sarker, M.M.; Rahman, M.; Shahdatullah, M.S.; Huda, M.Q.; Cha . . . May 2000 . . . Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Nucl. Technol., 130, 132-144 . . . A Formal Procedure for Probabilistic Quantification of Modeling Uncertainties Employed in Phenomenological Transient Models. . . . Ahn, K-I.; Kim, H-D. . . . May 2000 . . . Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon, Korea.

Nucl. Technol., 130, 145-158 . . . Experimental Breeder Reactor-II Frequency Response Test Measurements via Pseudorandom, Discrete-Level Binary and Ternary Signals. . . . Rhodes, W.D.; Furstenau, R.V.; Larson, H.A. . . . May 2000 . . . Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.

Nucl. Technol., 130, 159-176 . . . Comparisons of Cell Calculations for Uranium-Free

Light Water Reactor Fuels. . . Paratte, J.M.; Akie, H.; Chawla, R.; Delpech, M.; Kloosterman, J.L.; Lombardi, C.; Mazzola, A.; Pelloni, S.; Peneliau, Y.; Takano, H. . . . May 2000 . . . Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France; Energy Research Foundation, Petten, The Netherlands, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.

Rad. Prot., 19, 377-381 . . . Influence of the Energy and the Incidence Angle of Alpha Particle on Its Solid Track Shape. . . . Li Yanling; Li Suyun . . . September 1999 . . . China Institute for Radiation Protection, Taiyuan, China. . . . In Chinese.

Rad. Prot., 19, 382-386 . . . A Case of Noble Gas Leakage Searching and Analysis in Daya Bay NPP. . . . Yang Maochun . . . September 1999 . . . Daya Bay NPP, Shenzhen, China. . . . In Chinese.

Rad. Prot., 19, 414-419 . . . The Prompt Radiation Field in the 200 MeV Linac Tunnel and the Klystron Gallery. . . . Li Yuxiong; Li Juexin; Xu Bing; Wu Can; Liang Renyou . . . November 1999 . . . National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Hefei, China. . . . In Chinese.

Rad. Prot., 19, 426-432 . . . Study on the Dose to Tissues Outside the Radiation Field During Post-Operative Radiotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer. . . . Tu Yu; Jiang Dezhi; Zhou Juying; Qin Songbing . . . November 1999 . . . Suzhou Medical College, Suzhou, China; The First Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou, Suzhou, China. . . . In Chinese.

Rad. Prot., 19, 457-461 . . . Some Problems on Radiation Protection. . . . Song Wenjie . . . November 1999 . . . Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou, China. . . . In Chinese.

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