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No. 438 August 2001
"You don't know your limits until you have once exceeded them." 
-- Jim Bradford


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John White Retires from RSICC

John E. White, long-time RSICC staff member and Data Coordinator retired June 30, 2001. John played a major role in the production, testing, and maintenance of the VITAMIN series of problem-independent fine-group cross-section libraries in AMPX format. These led to ANS 6.1.2 standard cross-section data for radiation shielding applications. He was Data Coordinator for RSICC in recent years and led the Applied Nuclear Data Development effort for the Radiation Information Analysis Section in CPED at ORNL. John was Principal Investigator of the former Technical Data Management Center for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He participated in several international activities for RSICC, including collaboration with International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). He also served as the computing liaison for Oak Ridge National Laboratory's access to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) computers and the National Energy Research Supercomputing Center (NERSC). He was the ORNL contact for the officially released ENDF/B evaluations and utility codes and collaborated in the IAEA international effort on the validation of cross-section processing codes. He provided valuable technical support to RSICC and to our user community over the years.

Dr. Keiichi SHIBATA Visits RSICC

Dr. Shibata, principal scientist at the Japanese Nuclear Data Center, visited RSICC in June to discuss JENDL evaluated data. His group is working on a new release, 3.3, which he hopes will be complete by March 2002. The data will be available for download on their web site with no restrictions. The link to the JNDC is http://wwwndc.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/index.html.

Ugo Fano

We thank John Hubbell and the IRPS Bulletin for providing the following article. The weblink to the IRPS Bulletin is http://www.ise.canberra.edu.au/IRPS/welcome.html. Excerpts from Dr. Hubbell's tribute to Dr. Fano follow:

The Radiation Physics community was recently saddened by the passage February 13, 2001, of one of our radiation physics giants Ugo Fano in Chicago. However, we are happy with the rich legacy he has left us, not only in radiation physics but also in broadly diverse areas including atomic physics, molecular biology and particle physics. His 20-year tenure was from 1946 to 1966 at the National Bureau of Standards. Ugo was born in Turin, Italy July 28, 1912, and after receiving a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Turin in 1934 he worked with various luminaries including Nobelists Enrico Fermi, Emilio Segre, Werner Heisenberg and Salvatore Luria (medicine). Arriving at NBS in 1946, Ugo soon formed the Radiation Theory Group as part of the NBS Atomic and Radiation Physics Division under Lauriston Taylor. Ugo's Group carried on a program of complementary theoretical and experimental radiation physics researches, aimed at developing basic radiation interaction data for both medical (diagnostic and treatment) and shielding ("Cold War" civil defense shelters, as well as for nuclear power reactors). One product of this program was, and still is, systematic compilations of photon (x-ray, gamma-ray) cross-sections and attenuation coefficients, beginning with an "unpublished" NBS Report 1003 (1952) by experimentalist/theoretician Gladys White (Grodstein) which immediately found world-wide use. Ugo's final years at NBS were as a Senior Research Fellow, continuing his theoretical researches and book collaborations, before his move to the University of Chicago in 1966. He is survived by his wife Camilla ("Lilla") and their two daughters Mary and Virginia.

Distinguished Alumnus

Greta Joy Dicus, who became an ANS member this year, has been named a distinguished alumnus of Texas Woman's University. Dicus, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioner, was cited for her distinguished service at the NRC, for being the second of only three women named to the main commission of the International Commission on Radiological Protection, and for her 12 years as a radiation health effects researcher. She earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from TWU in 1961.
ANS News May/June 2001

NRC Codes Made Available

Five U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) software packages which were transferred from the ESTSC to RSICC were incorporated into the RSICC computer code collection. Please browse the computer code abstracts available at RSICC's www site for more information on these packages.

            PSR-382/PLOTNFIT                                         PSR-488/TRAC-BD1
            PSR-399/ORMDIN (U.S. distribution only)     PSR-489/GRASS-SST


Four changes were made to the computer code software and data collection; two new code systems and two newly frozen versions were added during the month. One was a foreign contribution. 

CCC-659/VIM 4.0
OP SYS: Unix
Language: Fortran 77
Computers: Sun, IBM RS/6000
Format: tar

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, contributed a newly frozen version of VIM, which solves the steady-state neutron or photon transport problem in any detailed three-dimensional geometry using either continuous energy-dependent ENDF nuclear data or multigroup cross sections. Neutron transport is carried out in a criticality mode or in a fixed source mode (optionally incorporating subcritical multiplication). Photon transport is simulated in the fixed source mode. The geometry options are infinite medium, combinatorial geometry, and hexagonal or rectangular lattices of combinatorial geometry unit cells, and rectangular lattices of cells of assembled plates. Boundary conditions include vacuum, specular and white reflection, and periodic boundaries for reactor cell calculations. VIM uses standard Monte Carlo methods for particle tracking with several optional variance-reduction techniques.

The VIM 4.0 distribution includes data from ENDF/B-IV, ENDF/B-V, ENDF/B-VI and JEF2.2. In addition to being included in the RSICC distribution files, the VIM User Guide is available on the developer's web site http://www.ra.anl.gov/vimguide/.

At RSICC the system was successfully tested on a Sun Solaris 2.6 UltraSparc 60 using F77 5.0 and C/C++ 5.0 and on an IBM RS/6000 Model 270 running AIX 4.3.3, XL Fortran 7.1 and XL C 4.4. XSEDIT calls DISSPLA to plot cross section data, although this coding can be easily removed. The package is transmitted on a CD as a GNU compressed Unix tar file. Reference: ANL User's Guide Version 4.0 (December 27, 2000). Fortran 77; Sun, IBM RS/6000 (C00658/MNYWS/02).

OP SYS: Solaris
Language: Fortran 77
Computers: Sun
Format: tar

The Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Moscow, Russia, contributed this Monte Carlo transport code system for simulating interaction of high energy hadrons with complex macroscopic targets. The SHIELD program considers interaction of high energy particles with condensed matter, including hadron-nucleus interactions inside the target, generation and transport of secondary particles, deposition of energy and production of radionuclides in the target. The modern version of the code allows simulation of the transfer of nucleons (including low energy neutrons), pions, kaons, antinucleons, and muons in energy range up to 1 TeV. Recently, the transfer of ions (arbitrary A,Z-nuclei) was added. The ionization loss and straggling (optionally) are taken into account as well as the main modes of the mesons decay. The transfer of neutrons (En<14.5 MeV) is simulated on the basis of the 28-group neutron data system BNAB. A special interface allows connecting the known EGS4 code for simulation of EM-showers initiated by products of mesons decay. Programs for simulating of nuclear reactions, included in the hadron nucleus generator of the SHIELD code (Many Stage Dynamical Model-MSDM), were elaborated by N.S.Amelin, K.K.Gudima and V.D.Toneev, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, and by A.S.Botvina, Institute for Nuclear Research RAS, Moscow.

SHIELD was successfully implemented by the author on Vax, DEC ALPHA under VAX/VMS; CONVEX under Unix; Sun under Unix; and IBM PC under MS DOS with NDP Fortran compiler and under WINDOWS 95 with MS Fortran Power Station compiler. A standard Fortran compiler; with standard functions (SIN, etc.) and built-in uniform random number generator are required. The source code was compiled and executed at RSICC on a SUN SPARC 60 running SUN OS 5.6 (SOLARIS 2.6) and compiled with Fortran f77 version 4.2. No executables are included. The package is transmitted in a GNU compressed tar file on one DS/HD diskette in DOS format. The tar file contains the User's Manual, Fortran source, data, and test case input and output. Reference: Informal report (October 20, 1998). Fortran 77; IBM PC, Vax (C00667/SUN05/00).

OP SYS: Windows
Language: Fortran 90, C++, basic
Computers: Pentium
Format: self-extracting WinZip

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, contributed a new isotope generation and depletion code system which was developed for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Department of Energy to satisfy a need for an easy-to-use standardized method of isotope depletion/decay analysis for spent fuel, fissile material, and radioactive material. It can be used to solve for spent fuel characterization, isotopic inventory, radiation source terms, and decay heat.

ORIGEN-ARP is an automated sequence to perform isotopic depletion/decay calculations using the ARP and ORIGEN-S codes of the SCALE system. The sequence includes the OrigenArp for Windows graphical user interface (GUI) that prepares input for ARP (Automated Rapid Processing) and ORIGEN-S. ARP automatically interpolates cross sections for the ORIGEN-S depletion/decay analysis using enrichment, burnup, and optionally, moderator density from a set of libraries generated with the SCALE SAS2 depletion sequence. Library sets for four LWR fuel assembly designs (BWR 8x8, PWR 14x14, 15x15, 17x17) are included. The libraries span enrichments from 1.5 to 5 wt% U-235 and burnups of 0 to 60,000 MWD/MTU. Other libraries (e.g., DLC-210) are available from RSICC. SCALE users can generate their own libraries for other fuel assembly designs. The interpolated cross sections from ARP are passed to ORIGEN-S to perform the depletion/decay calculations. The ORIGEN-ARP sequence includes the post-processing utility module OPUS to generate ASCII plot data files and the PlotOPUS Windows GUI to plot the data.

This package is intended for users who do not need the entire SCALE package. SCALE users can download the components that are not distributed in SCALE 4.4a (OrigenArp GUI, OPUS, and PlotOPUS) from the download page at the SCALE web site http://www.cped.ornl.gov/scale. ORIGEN-ARP has its own web site at http://www.cped.ornl.gov/origen-arp. Note that the CCC-371/ORIGEN2.1 package has not been updated since 1991, and all new ORIGEN users are advised to request the ORIGEN-ARP package. A training course using this package will be offered as part of the SCALE Shielding and Source Terms Training Course, October 15-19, 2001, at ORNL. Information and registration are available in the Training page on the SCALE and ORIGEN-ARP websites.

ORIGEN-ARP runs on Pentium personal computers with a minimum of 32 MB RAM under Windows 95/NT or later. Fortran executables included in the package were created using the Lahey F90 Fortran compiler version 4.00e in a DOS window of Windows 2000. Makefiles, source files, and batch files are also included in the package. The OrigenArp GUI was created using Microsoft Visual C++, and PlotOPUS was created with Microsoft Visual Basic and GigaSoft ProEssentials. The self-extracting WinZip files are transmitted on CD. References: Readme.pdf, NUREG/CR-6718, ORNL/TM-2001/26 (April 2001), sections of NUREG/CR-0200, Rev. 6 (ORNL/NUREG/CSD-2/R6), Vols. I, II, and III (March 2000). Fortran 90 C++, Basic; Pentium; Windows 95/NT or later (C00702/PC58/600).

OP SYS: Windows
Language: Fortran 77
Computers: Pentium
Format: self-extracting compressed Windows

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, contributed a newly frozen version of this two-component exciton model code system for the calculation of double differential cross sections of light particle nuclear reactions. PRECO calculates the emission of light particles (A = 1 to 4) from nuclear reactions induced by light particles on a wide variety of target nuclei. Their distribution in both energy and angle is calculated. Since it currently only considers the emission of up to two particles in any given reaction, it is most useful for incident energies of 14 to 30 MeV; but the preequilibrium calculations are valid up to at least around 100 MeV. The code uses simple, relatively phenomenological statistical models. The main calculations involve a closed form version of the exciton preequilibrium model to follow the evolution of the fused target projectile composite nucleus as the energy brought in by the incident particle gets gradually redistributed by the creation of new particle-hole pairs. Once statistical equilibrium is reached, traditional compound nucleus evaporation calculations are used. Additional subroutines calculate direct reaction mechanisms whose contributions are not included in the main preequilibrium calculations. Shell structure, pairing interactions and isospin conservation are all considered in approximate ways in the two-component particle-hole state densities used in the preequilibrium calculations.

The Microsoft Fortran compiler version 5.0 (copyright 1987-1989) was used to build the executable included in the package. This executable was tested at RSICC in a DOS window of WindowsNT. The code was also tested at RSICC on PC with Lahey F95 and Digital Visual Fortran 6.0, on IBM RS/6000 under AIX 4.3.3 with XL Fortran 7.1, and on Sun under Solaris 2.6 with f77 5.0. The files are transmitted on a DS/HD DOS diskette which contains the source code and sample problem input and output in a self-extracting compressed Windows file. Reference: User's Manual (March 2001). Fortran 77; PC (P00226/IBMP/C01).


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.

MCNPX Classes Announced

In response to many requests, the MCNPX team announces the 2001 fall training program:

Teachers: Dr. John Hendricks, Dr. Gregg McKinney, and Dr. Laurie Waters

Organizer: Hamilton Quality Consulting

Registration: http://mcnpxworkshops.com
August 27-31 Intermediate Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL
September 24-28 Advanced Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 
*October 22-26 Introductory Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN 
*November 5-9 Introductory Tokyo, Japan

* Dates and level of instruction subject to change - see website for latest information.

MCNPX is the LANL all-particle, all-energy (eV-GeV) Monte Carlo transport code based on MCNP4C2, LAHET, CEM, etc. MCNPX has been developed for the past six years, particularly for the high-energy accelerator community, and has now become an accepted tool for a broad range of applications by nuclear engineers, physicists, and scientists. All workshops are hands-on and will include a distribution of MCNPX 2.3 (subject to participant export approval), LA150 (150 MeV) cross-section data, and a notebook of viewgraphs. More information on course topics and fees can be found at the registration website.

Visual Editor Classes Offered

The Visual Editor is a powerful visualization tool that can be used to rapidly create complex Monte Carlo N Particle (MCNP 4C) geometry models, including lattices, universes, fills, and other geometrical transformations. The Visual Editor can:

*Display MCNP 4C geometries in multiple plot windows.
*Create surfaces and cells to build a geometry.
*Create materials using the local xsdir file.
*Store commonly used materials in a material library.
*Sub-divide large cells into smaller cells.
*Full geometry capabilities including universes and lattices.
*Interactively set cell importances from the plot window.
*Display source points and collision points in the plot window.

A three-day class is to be held October 8-10, 2001, in Richland, Washington. This class will only focus on the use of the visual editor. Users should already be familiar with the use of MCNP.

This class will include computer demonstrations and exercises that will focus on creating and interrogating input files with the Visual Editor. Advanced visualization work using MCNP will also be demonstrated. The class will be taught on Pentium computers running the Linux operating system and Windows NT. Class attendees can use either the Linux or Windows version of the visual editor. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own input files for viewing and modifying in the visual editor. Further information on this class can be located at: http://www.mcnpvised.com/, or by contacting Randy Schwarz (email randyschwarz@mcnpvised.com).

SCALE Training Course Schedule

The SCALE staff at ORNL will be offering two fall training courses this year. 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 directly from RSICC for an additional fee of $450 payable to RSICC. 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 e-mailing Kay Lichtenwalter at lichtenwalsk@ornl.gov is also acceptable. The registration fee must be paid by check, traveler's 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 at 865-574-9213 or visit the web, http://www.cped.ornl.gov/scale/trcourse.html.

SCALE Shielding and Source Terms Course (October 15-19, 2001)

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-Va Criticality Course (October 22-26, 2001)

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. It 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.

Advanced Training Course on PENELOPE-2000

Advanced Training Course on PENELOPE-2000 - Physics, Code Structure and Operation to be held for 3 days, the latter half of November 2001 (date to be announced later) in Paris, France. Details of the course and participation form can be accessed at http://www.nea.fr/html/dbprog/penelope2001-1.html.

If you are interested in participating, please send the completed form on the web site by the end of July 2001. The course will be taught by the code authors F. Salvat, J.M. Fernandez-Varea, and J. Sempau.

PENELOPE performs Monte Carlo simulation of coupled electron-photon transport in arbitrary materials. A mixed procedure is used for the simulation of electron and positron interactions (elastic scattering, inelastic scattering and bremsstrahlung emission), in which 'hard' events (i.e. those with deflection angle and/or energy loss larger than pre-selected cutoffs) are simulated in a detailed way, while 'soft' interactions are calculated from multiple scattering approaches. Photon interactions (Rayleigh scattering, Compton scattering, photoelectric effect and electron-positron pair production) are simulated in a detailed way.

Seventh International Radiopharmaceutical Dosimetry Symposium

The Seventh International Radiopharmaceutical Dosimetry Symposium will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, April 17-19, 2002. Six of these interesting and important meetings have been held approximately every 5 years since 1970, with distribution of published proceedings. Most previous meetings were held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and were organized by the Radiation Internal Dose Information Center. Despite the decline in funding and staffing for this center, it was decided that this important symposium series should continue. Due to continued interest of the international community the series will continue approximately every two years, alternating between a U.S. and European site.

All announcements and other mailings for this meeting will be done electronically (no paper mail will be sent). Abstracts (also electronic) are being accepted until September 30, 2001, with authors notified of outcome in approximately October. Contributors will be required to bring an electronic version of their manuscript to the meeting in April 2002; early plans are to have the proceedings published as a supplement to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. You can contact Michael Stabin (michael.g.stabin@ vanderbilt.edu) if you have questions. The web site is http://www.doseinfo-radar.com/symphome.html.


September 2001

International Conference on Topical Issues in Nuclear Safety, Sept. 3-6, 2001, Vienna, Austria, sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Contact: IAEA (tel +43-1-2600-21270, fax +43-1-2600-29610, email official.mail@iaea.org, url www.iaea.org).

13th International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials (PATRAM 2001), Sept. 3-7, 2001, Chicago, IL, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Contact Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (tel 847-480-6342, fax 847-480-9282, email rairth@patram.com, url www.patram.org).

GLOBAL-2001: International Conference on the Back-End of the Fuel Cycle: From Research to Solutions, Sept. 9-13, 2001, Paris, France. Co-sponsored by OECD/NEA. Contact: (email global2001@cea.fr , url http://www.cea.fr/conferences/global2001/ index.htm).

M&C 2001 Annual Meeting - Special Session: Variance Reduction for Monte Carlo Criticality Simulations, Sept. 9-13, 2001, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact: Dr. Bojan Petrovic, (tel 412-256-1295, fax 412-256-2444, email PetrovB@westinghouse.com, url http://www.srv.net/~ians/MC2001).

M&C 2001 - International Meeting on Mathematical Methods for Nuclear Applications, Sept. 9-13, 2001, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact: Jeff Borkowski, technical program chair (tel 208-522-1060, fax 208-522-1187, email jeff@soa.com, url www.srv.net/~ians/MC2001/).

Second International Conference on Inertial Fusion Science and Applications (IFSA '01), Sept. 10-14, 2001, Kyoto, Japan, sponsored by the Institute of Laser Engineering and others, and cosponsored by ANS. Contact: ILE (email ifsa01@ile.osaka-u.ac.jp, url www.ile.osaka-u.ac.jp/ifsa2001/top.html).

Eighth International Conference on Radioactive Waste Management and Environmental Remediation (ICEM '01), Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2001, Bruges, Belgium, sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and others. Contact: Donna McComb, (tel 520-292-5652, fax 520-292-9080, email dmccob@laser-options.com, url www.icemcomf.com).

October 2001

7th Annual Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiotherapy Treatment Sources Using the OMEGA/BEAM Code System, Oct. 1-4, 2001, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Contact: Blake Walters (tel 613-993-2715, fax 613-952-9865, e-mail bwalters@irs.phy.nrc.ca, url www.irs.inms.nrc.ca/inms/irs/BEAM/beamhome.html).

Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, Embracing the Future at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Oct. 7-12, 2001, Tsukuba, Japan. Sponsored by JAERI, co-sponsored by OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency and Atomic Energy Society of Japan. Contact My Associates, Inc. (tel +81-3-3422-8584, fax +81-3-3422-7534, email myasso@ad.il24.net).

The XIX Autumn School on New Perspectives with Nuclear Radioactivity, Oct. 8-13, 2001, Libson, Portugal. Contact: Ms. Sandra Oliveira (tel +351-21-8419092, fax +351-21-8419143, email nrad2001@cfif.ist.utl.pt).

Visual Editor Class, Oct. 8-10, 2001, Richland, WA. Contact: Randy Schwarz (tel 509-372-4042, email randy.schwarz@pnl.gov, url http://www.pnl.gov/ eshs/software/ved/class2.html).

Nuclear Safety Research Conference, (formerly called the Annual Water Reactor Safety Meeting) Oct.22-24, 2001, Marriott Metro Center, D.C. Sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.  Contact: Susan Monteleone (phone 631-344-7235, email susanm@bnl.gov, url http://www.nrc.gov./RES/meetings.htm).

November 2001

Actinides Conference, Nov. 4-9, 2001, Hayama, Japan. Contact: Dr. T. Ogawa, Secretary for Actinides-2001 (fax +81 29 282 5922, email actq@act2001.tokai.jaeri.go.jp, url http://act2001.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/).

ANS Nuclear Criticality Safety Division Embedded Topical Meeting "Practical Implementation of Nuclear Criticality Safety," Nov. 11-15, 2001, Reno, NV. Contact: (email topical@ncsd.ans.org; url, http://ncsd.ans.org/topical/).

ANS Winter Meeting, Gathering and Technical Sessions in Memory of Dr. Allan F. Henry (1935-2001), Nov. 11-14, 2001, Reno, NV. These are special sessions, and refreshments will be served. Contact: Kord Smith (email kord@soa.com, url http://www.ans.org/meetings/).

The 5th KEK Topical Conference - Frontiers in Flavor Physics, Nov. 20-22, 2001, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan. Contact: Dr. Sakue Yamada, Chairman (email kektc5@kek.jp, url http://kektc5.kek.jp).

Advanced Training Course on PENELOPE-2000 - Physics, Code Structure and Operation, 3-day course date to be announced later, Paris, France. Contact: Enrico Sartori (tel +33 1 45 24 10 72 or 78, fax +33 1 45 24 11 10 or 28, email sartori@nea.fr, url http://www.nea.fr/html/dbprog/penelope2001-1.html).

March 2002

Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology (HEART) Conference, Mar. 11-15, 2002, Monterey, CA. Contact: Thomas Stringer, chair (tel 719-599-1719, fax 719-599-1991).

April 2002

Back to the Future of Nuclear Technology, 2002 ANS Student Conference, Apr. 10-13, 2002, University Park, PA. Contact: Frank Buschman (tel 814-865-6351, email fxb129@psu.edu, url www.clubs.psu.edu/ ANS).

12th Biennial RPSD Topical Meeting, Apr. 14-17, 2002, Santa Fe, NM. Hosted by the ANS Trinity Section and cosponsored by the Health Physics Society, L'Organisation de cooperation et de developpement/L'Agence pour l'energie nucleaire (OECD/AEN, and RSICC. Contact: (email rpsd2002@lanl. gov, url www.lanl.gov/ RPSD2002/).

International Youth Nuclear Congress 2002, Apr. 16-20, 2002, Taejon, Korea. Contact: Alexandre Tsiboulia or Han Seong Son (email alexts@ippe.obninsk.ru,hsson@nanum.kaeri.re.kr, url http://www.iync.org).

Seventh International Radiopharmaceutical Dosimetry Symposium, Apr. 17-19, 2002, Nashville, TN. Contact: Michael Stabin (email michael.g.stabin@vanderbilt.edu, url http://www.doseinfo-radar.com/symphome.html).

June 2002

Topical Meeting: Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications IRRMA-V A Class IV Topical, June 9-14, 2002, Bologna, Italy, co-sponsored by the American Nuclear Society. Contact: Prof. Jorge Fernandez (Chair) (e-mail: jorge.fernandez@mail.ing.unibo.it).

October 2002

PHYSOR 2002, Oct. 7-10, 2002, Seoul, Korea, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society and hosted by the Korean Nuclear Society. Contact: Prof. Nam Zin Cho (tel +82-42-869-3819, fax +82-42-869-5859, email tpc@physor2002.kaist.ac.kr, url http://physor2002.kaist.ac.kr).

First Asian and Oceanic Congress for Radiation Protection (AOCRP-1), Oct. 20-24, 2002, Seoul, Korea, sponsored by the Korean Association for Radiation Protection (KARP). Contact: Dr. Myung-Jae Song (tel +82-42-870-0202, fax +82-42-870-0269, email mjsong@khnp.co.kr; url www.aocrp-1.com).

September 2003

International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications, SNA 2003, September 22-24, 2003, Paris, France. Organizers: CEA, SFANS, co-organizer: OECD/NEA. (Email SNA-2003@cea.fr, url http://SNA-2003.cea.fr).


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 nuclear sciences 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. Nuclear Systems Literature (Shielding, Safety, Materials)

NRL N00173-001-G010 . . . Radiative Transfer in Spheres I: Analytical Solutions. . . . Aboughantous, C. . . . May 2001 . . . Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1271-1286 . . . Neutron Transport Problems in Anisotropic Media. . . . Lapenta, G.; Ravetto, P.; Rostagno, M.M.; Jacqmin, R.; Malvagi, F.; Rimpault, G. . . . September 2001 . . . Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy; CEA, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1287-1311 . . . An Explicit Solution for a Renewal Process with Waiting Time and Its Variational Principle. . . . Lewins, J.D. . . . September 2001 . . . University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1313-1328 . . . An Algorithm of Higher-Order Perturbation Variables Satisfying the Additivity for System Operators. . . . Yaqi Wang, Zhengpei Luo; Fu Li, Wenfeng Liu . . . September 2001 . . . Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1329-1341 . . . Pressurized Water Reactor Reloading Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms. . . . Wu Hongchun . . . September 2001 . . . Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1343-1363 . . . The Modeling of Fuel Rod Behaviour Under RIA Conditions in the Code DYN3D. . . . Rohde, U. . . . September 2001 . . . Forschungszentrum Rossendorf e.V., Dresden, Germany.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1365-1375 . . . Build-Up of Actinides in Irradiated Fuel Rods of the ET-RR-1 Reactor. . . . Adib, M.; Naguib, K.; Morcos, H.N. . . . September 2001 . . . Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo, Enchase, Egypt.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1377-1411 . . . Development of Parallellized Higher-Order Generalized Depletion Perturbation Theory for Application in Equilibrium Cycle Optimization. . . . van Geemert, R.; Hoogenboom, J.E. . . . September 2001 . . . Interfaculty Reactor Institute, JB, Delft, The Netherlands.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1413-1429 . . . Optimization of the Radiation Shielding Mass for the Magnet Coils of the VISTA Spacecraft. . . . ahin, S.; ahin, H.M. . . . September 2001 . . . Gazi niversitesi, Ankara, Turkey.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1431-1445 . . . Determining the Value of Reductions in Radiation Risk Using the Contingent Valuation Method. . . . Choi, K.S.; Lee, K.J.; Lee, B.W. . . . September 2001 . . . Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, Taejon, South Korea; Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, South Korea.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1447-1456 . . . The Influence of Direct Energy Deposition on BWR Stability. . . . van der Hagen, T.H.J.J. . . . September 2001 . . . Delft University of Technology, JB Delft, The Netherlands.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1457-1468 . . . Computational Modeling and Verification for Hexcan Wall Failure Under Simulated Core Disruptive Accident Condition. . . . Sawada, T. . . . September 2001 . . . Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1469-1476 . . . Analytic Solution of Algebraic Equations. . . . Cassell, J.S. . . . September 2001 . . . London Guildhall University, London, UK.

Ann. Nucl. Energy, 28, 1477-1483 . . . Accelerator Driven Energy Production: A Comment. . . . Degweker, S.B. . . . September 2001 . . . Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India.

Eng. Fail. Anal., 8, 411-421 . . . Fracture Analysis of Forks of a Heavy Duty Lift Truck. . . . Figueiredo, M.V.; Oliveira, F.M.F.; Gonçalves, J.P.M.; de Castro, P.M.S.T.; Fernandes, A.A. . . . October 2001 . . . Instituto de Engenharia Mecânica e Gesto Industrial, Porto, Portugal.

Eng. Fail. Anal., 8, 423-437 . . . Examples of Repair Welding of Heavy Machinery Subject to Breakage Due to Low Frequency Alternating Stresses. . . . Desir, J-L. . . . October 2001 . . . Castolin SA, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Eng. Fail. Anal., 8, 439-459 . . . Detailed Integrity Assessments of a Hydro Station Load Bearing Chain. . . . Bulloch, J.H.; Roche, J.J. . . . October 2001 . . . Power Generation, Dublin, Ireland, ESB International, Power, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dublin, Ireland.

Eng. Fail. Anal., 8, 461-475 . . . Fracture Analysis of Turbine Disks and Computational-Experimental Background of the Operational Decisions. . . . Shlyannikov, V.N.; Iltchenko, B.V.; Stepanov, N.V. . . . October 2001 . . . Kazan Power Engineering Institute, Kazan, Russia.

Eng. Fail. Anal., 8, 477-492 . . . Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking of Precipitation Hardening S.S. Impellers in Centrifugal Compressor. Laboratory Investigations and Corrective Actions. . . Fantechi, F.; Innocenti, M. . . . October 2001 . . . Nuovo Pignone S.p.a., Metallurgical & Technological Laboratory, Florence, Italy.

Eng. Fail. Anal., 8, 493-511 . . . An Investigation of Blade Failures in Combustion Turbines. . . . Viswanathan, R. . . . October 2001 . . . Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 3-8 . . . Summary of IAEA Technical Committee Meeting on 'ECRH Physics and Technology for Fusion Devices' and 11th Joint Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating (EC-11) 4-8 October 1999, Oh-arai, Japan . . . January 2001.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 9-21 . . . EC Beam Tracing in Fusion Plasmas. . . . Poli, E.; Pereverzev, G.V.; Peeters, A.G.; Bornatici, M. . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München, Germany; University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 23-33 . . . Electron Cyclotron Emission by Non-Maxwellian Bulk Distribution Functions. . . . Krivenski, V. . . . January 2001 . . . Asociación EURATOM/CIEMAT para Fusion, Madrid, Spain.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 35-42 . . . Experimental Evidence and Theory for the Interaction of Superthermal Electrons with the MHD Modes During ECRH. . . . Lazaros, A. . . . January 2001 . . . National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 43-46 . . . Neoclassical Tearing Mode Stabilization by ECCD in ITER. . . . Giruzzi, G.; Zabiégo, M. . . . January 2001 . . . Association EURATOM-CEA, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 47-51 . . . Ray-Tracing Through EC Resonance and the Wave Energy Flux. . . . Westerhof, E.; Tokman, M.D.; Gavrilova, M.A. . . . January 2001 . . . Associatie Euratom-FOM, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novgorod, Russia.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 53-58 . . . Controllability of Driven Current Profile in ECCD on ITER. . . . Hamamatsu, K.; Fukuyama, A. . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan; Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 59-63 . . . Electron Cyclotron Current Drive at w = wc with X-Mode Launched from the Low Field Side. . . . Beckmann, M.; Leuterer, F. . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des. 53, 65-69 . . . Effects of Profiles on the Neo-Classical Tearing Mode. . . . Ozeki, T.; Hamamatsu, K.; Isayama, A.; Kurita, G. . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 71-76 . . . Modeling of Electron Cyclotron Current Drive in a Tokamak with Internal Transport Barrier. . . . Fukuyama, A. . . . January 2001 . . . Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 77-85 . . . ECE Imaging of Plasma Te Profiles and Fluctuations. . . . Deng, B.H.; Burns, S.R.; Domier, C.W.; Hillyer, T.R.; Hsia, R.P.; Luhmann, N.C., Jr.; Brower , D.L.; Cima, G.; Donné, A.J.H.; Oyevasar, T.; RTP Team. . . January 2001 . . . University of California, Davis, CA; University of Texas, Austin, TX; FORM-Inst. voor Plasmafysica Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 87-95 . . . ECE-Imaging Work on GAMMA 10 and LHD . . . Mase, A.; Negishi, H.; Oyama, N.; Watabe, K.; Mizuno, K.; Nagayama, Y. . . . January 2001 . . . Kyushu University, Kasuga, Japan; University of Tsukuba, Japan; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Naka, Japan; Communications Research Laboratory, Koganei, Japan; Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan; Teratec Co., Musashino, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 97-103 . . . A Flexible, Broadband ECE Diagnostic for DIII-D. . . . Garstka, G.D.; Ellis, R.F.; Austin, M.E. . . . January 2001 . . . University of Maryland, College Park, MD; University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 105-111 . . . Fast Ion Collective Thomson Scattering, JET Results and TEXTOR Plans . . . Bindslev, H.; Porte, L. Hoekzema, A.; Machuzak, J.; Woskov, P.; Van Eester, D. . . . January 2001 . . . FOM Instituut voor Plasmafysica, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA; Institut für Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany; Koninklijke Militaire School/Ecole Royal Militaire, Brussels, Belgium; JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, UK; University of Essex, Colchester, UK.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 113-121 . . . High Resolution ECE Radiometer for Electron Temperature Profile and Fluctuation Measurements on Alcator C-Mod. . . . Chatterjee, R.; Phillips, P.E.; Heard, J.; Watts, C.; Gandy, R.; Hubbard, A. . . . January 2001 . . . The University of Texas, Austin, TX; Clarion University of Pennsylvania, PA, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 123-128 . . . ECE Electron Temperature Mapping Errors in High-Performance DIII-D Discharges. . . . Garstka, G.D.; Austin, M.E.; Ellis, R.F. . . . January 2001 . . . University of Maryland, College Park, MD; University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 129-135 . . . Electron Temperature Perturbations Measured by Electron Cyclotron Emission Diagnostic Systems in JT-60U. . . . Isayama, A.; Isei, N.; Ishida, S.; Sato, M.; Kamada, Y.; Ide, S. . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 137-146 . . . EC Emission and Absorption in Tokamaks: Relativistic Effects in Ray Tracing, Combined EC-Heating and Transport Codes. . . . Kuznetsova, L.K.; Dnestrovskij, A.Yu.; Golikov, M.N. . . . January 2001 . . . RRC Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 147-151 . . . Electron Cyclotron Emission Measurements on TJ-II Stellarator Plasmas. . . . de la Luna, E.; García-Cortés, I.; Tribaldos, V.; Tabarés, F.; Jiménez, J.A. . . January 2001 . . . CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 153-160 . . . ECE Diagnostics in the High Density Plasma in LHD. . . . Sasao, H.; Inagaki, S.; Nagayama, Y.; de Vries, P.C.; Kawahata, K. . . . January 2001 . . . The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Gifu-ken, Japan; National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki-shi, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 161-168 . . . Effects of Polarization Change on the Measurement of Electron Temperature Profile from ECE in Tokamak Plasma. . . . Sato, M.; Isei, N.; Isayama, A.; Ishida, S. . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 169-175 . . . Lower Hybrid Dynamics by ECE Spectra in Tore Supra. . . . Gomez, P.; Ségui, J.L.; Giruzzi, G.; Froissard, P.; Peysson, Y.; Thouvenin, D. . . . January 2001 . . . Association EURATOM-CEA, St. Paul-lez-Durance, France.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 177-183 . . . New Electron Cyclotron Emission Diagnostics for the TEXTOR Tokamak. . . . van de Pol, M.J.; Udintsev, V.S.; Donné, A.J.H.; Krämer-Flecken, A.; Deng, B.H.; Domier, C.W . . . January 2001 . . . FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany; University of California Davis, CA; Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 185-191 . . . Electron Cyclotron Emission Measurements by Means of a Grating Polychromator on the Large Helical Device. . . . de Vries, P.C.; Kawahata, K.; Nagayama, Y.; Inagaki, S.; Sasao, H.; Ito, Y. . . . January 2001 . . . National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki-shi, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 193-200 . . . Multichannel Heterodyne Radiometers with Fast-Scanning Backward-Wave Oscillators for ECE Measurement on HT-7 Tokamak. . . . Zhang, S.Y.; Poznyak, V.I.; Ploskirev, G.; Kalupin, D.; Wan, Y.X. . . . January 2001 . . . Chinese Academy of Sciences, Anhui, China; Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 201-211 . . . Overview of ECE Diagnostics on LHD. . . . Nagayama, Y.; Inagaki, S.; Sasao, H.; de Vries, P.; Ito, Y.; Kawahata, K.; Narihara, K.; Yamada, I. . . . January 2001 . . . National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 213-220 . . . Electron Cyclotron Emission Measurements in JT-60U. . . . Isei, N.; Isayama, A.; Ishida, S.; Sato, M.; Oikawa, T.; Fukuda, T.; Nagashima, A.; Iwama, N . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Toyama, Japan; Toyama Kenritsu University, Toyama, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 221-227 . . . ECE Diagnostics for RTO-RC ITER. . . . Vayakis, G.; Bartlett, D.V.; Costley, A.E.; ITER JCT Home Teams . . . January 2001 . . . ITER JCT, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, UK.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 229-236 . . . Cyclotron Emission Spectra from Collisionless Electrons Resonantly Heating by Cyclotron Waves in a Magnetic Mirror. . . . Tatematsu, Y.; Saito, T.; Kiwamoto, Y.; Ito, K.; Abe, H. . . . January 2001 . . . University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 237-240 . . . On-Axis Electron Cyclotron Current Drive Experiment on WT-3. . . .Asakawa, M.; Tanaka, H.; Maekawa, T.; Terumichi, Y. . . . January 2001 . . . Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 241-248 . . . Poloidally Asymmetric Plasma Response with ECH Deposition Near q = 1 in TCV. . . . Henderson, M.A.; Goodman, T.P.; Hogge, J.-Ph.; Pietrzyk, Z.A.; Pochelon, A.; Sauther, O. . . . January 2001 . . . Ecole Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 249-257 . . . Suppression of the m/n = 2/1 Tearing Mode by ECH/ECCD on JFT-2M Tokamak. . . . Hoshino, K.; Takahashi, K.; JFT-2M Group . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 259-266 . . . Further Analysis of the Electron Cyclotron Current Drive Experiments on RTP. . . . Westerhof, E.; Polman, R.W.; Hogeweij, G.M.D.; Lok, J.; Min, E.; Oomens, A.A.M.; Schuller, F.; RTP Team . . . January 2001 . . . FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 267-275 . . . Axi-Symmetrization of Radiation Pattern and Two Wave Heating of Fundamental ECRH in GAMMA 10. . . . Saito, T.; Tatematsu, Y.; Kiwamoto, Y.; Abe, H.; Ishikawa, M. . . . January 2001 . . . University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 277-287 . . . ECRH Experiments in ASDEX Upgrade. . . . Leuterer, F.; Günter, S.; Maraschek, M.; Ryter, F.; Suttrop, W.; Wolf, R.; ASDEX Upgrade . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany; Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 289-299 . . . Sustained Fully Non-Inductive Scenarios Using Pressure and Current Profile Control with ECCD. . . . Sauter, O.; Goodman, T.P.; Coda, S.; Henderson, M.; Hofmann, F.; Hogge, J.-P. . . . January 2001 . . . Ecole Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland; CEA/Cadarache, France.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 301-308 . . . ECRH at High Heating Power Density in FTU Tokamak. . . . Cirant, S.; Airoldi, A.; Bertalot, L.; Bruschi, A.; Bracco, G. . . . January 2001 . . . Istituto di Fisica del Plasma del CNR, Milano, Italy; Centro Ricerche Energia ENEA-Frascati-Associazione, Frascati, Italy; Centro Ricerche Energia ENEA, Bologna, Italy.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 309-314 . . . Shafranov Shift in the 'Electron Root' Feature at the W7-AS Stellarator. . . . Fuchs, C.; Geiger, J.; Hartfuss, H.J.; Maassberg, H.; W7-AS Team . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 315-320 . . . Measurements of Residual Power of EC Waves Propagating in FTU Tokamak During ECRH Experiments at 140 GHz. . . . Nowak, S.; Airoldi, A.; Bruschi, A.; Cirant, S.; Gandini, F. . . . January 2001 . . . Instituto di Fisica del Plasma di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 321-328 . . . Heat Wave Modulation Experiments in the L-2M Stellarator. . . . Akulina, D.; Batanov, G.; Berezhetskik, M.; Gladkov, G.; Grebenshchikov, S. . . . January 2001 . . . Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 329-336 . . . Electron Cyclotron Heating Scenario and Experimental Results in LHD. . . . Idei, H.; Kubo, S.; Shimozuma, T.; Sato, M.; Ohkubo, K. . . . January 2001 . . . National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Japan; Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; Graduate University of Advanced Studies, Toki, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 337-342 . . . Determination of the Electron Cyclotron Current Drive Profile. . . . Luce, T.C.; Petty, C.C.; Schuster, D.I.; Makowski, M.A. . . . January 2001 . . . General Atomics, San Diego, CA; Brown University, Providence, RI; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 343-349 . . . Current Drive and Mode Stabilization Experiments With Real-Time Control of the Gyrotron Output Power. . . . RTP Team, Oomens, A.A.M.; Lok, J.; Salzedas, F.; Schuller, F.C.; Dam, R.; de Groot, B. . . . January 2001 . . . FOM -Instituut voor Plasmafysica, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 351-363 . . . Initial Results of Electron Cyclotron Range of Frequency (ECRF) Operation and Experiments in JT-60U. . . . Ikeda, Y.; Kasugai, A.; Takahashi, K.; Kajiwara, K.; Isayama, A. . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 365-375 . . . Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating and EC-Current Drive Experiments at W7-AS, Status at W7-X. . . . Erckmann, V.; Laqua, H.P.; Maassberg, H.; Geiger, J.; Dammertz, G. . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany; Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 377-385 . . . Development of 170 GHz/1 MW Russian Gyrotron for ITER. . . . Zapevalov, V.E.; Denisov, G.G.; Flyagin, V.A.; Fix, A.Sh.; Kuftin, A.N. . . . January 2001 . . . Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; GYCOM Ltd., Novgorod, Russia; Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 387-397 . . . European High-power CW Gyrotron Development for ECRH Systems . . . Albertia, S.; Arnold, A.; Borie, E.; Dammertz, G.; Erckmann, V. . . . January 2001 . . . Ecole Polytechnique Fedérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany; CEA, Saint Paul Lez Durance, France; Thomson Tubes Electroniques, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France; Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 399-406 . . . 1 MW and Long Pulse Operation of Gaussian Beam Output Gyrotron with CVD Diamond Window for Fusion Devices. . . . Kasugai, A.; Sakamoto, K.; Takahashi, K.; Kajiwara, K.; Shoyama, H. . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Toshiba Corporation, Tochigi, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 407-421 . . . Frequency Step-Tunable (114-170 GHz) Megawatt Gyrotrons for Plasma Physics Applications. . . . Thumm, M.; Arnold, A.; Borie, E.; Braz, O.; Dammertz, G. . . . January 2001 . . . Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 423-430 . . . A High Power, Tunable Free Electron Maser for Fusion. . . . Urbanus, W.H.; Bratman, V.L.; Bongers, W.A.; Caplan, M.; Denisov, G.G. . . . January 2001 . . . FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Livermore, CA.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 431-441 . . . ECRH Antenna at 140 GHz on FTU Tokamak. . . . Bruschi, A.; Bozzi, R.; Cirant, S.; Gandini, F.; Granucci, G. . . . January 2001 . . . Instituto di Fisica del Plasma, Milano, Italy; Centro Ricerche Energia, Rome, Italy.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 443-449 . . . Characterization of the ECRH System Electromagnetic Field: Determination of the Electromagnetic Modes at High and Low Power. . . . Courtois, L.; Bécoulet, A.; Berger-By, G.; Crenn, J.P.; Tedjini, S. . . . January 2001 . . . Association Euratom-CEA, Saint-Paul Lez Durance, France; Esisar, Valence, France.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 451-456 . . . Technology of the New W7-AS Broadband Radiometer System. . . . Fuchs, Ch.; Hartfuss, H.J. . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut fur Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 457-464 . . . Design and Tests of 168-GHz, 500-kW Gyrotrons and Power Supply System. . . . Hayashi, K.; Mitsunaka, Y.; Hirata, Y.; Kariya, T.; Okazaki, Y.; Yamazaki, C.; Saito, F. . . . January 2001 . . . Toshiba Corp., Tokyo, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 465-473 . . . Simulation and Experimental Study of a Remote Steering System for ECRH/ECCD Antenna Beams. . . . Chirkov, A.V.; Denisov, G.G.; Kasparek, W.; Wagner, D.; Gantenbein, G.; Haug, M.; Hollmann, . . . January 2001 . . . Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 475-484 . . . Design Status of EC System in ITER - Design of Reliable RF Beam Launching System. . . . Kobayashi, N.; Bosia, G.; Petzold, B. . . . January 2001 . . . ITER Garching Joint Work Site, Garching bei München, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 485-489 . . . Experience with the ECRH System of ASDEX-Upgrade. . . . Leuterer, F.; Beckmann, M.; Brinkschulte, H.; Monaco, F.; Münich, M.; Ryter, F. . . . January 2001 . . . Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany; Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; GYCOM, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 491-497 . . . Polarizers with Non-Rectangular Grooves for High Power Millimeter Waves. . . . Nagfasaki, K.; Itoh, Y.; Sakamoto, K.; Obiki, T.; Maekawa, T. . . . January 2001 . . . Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki, Japan; Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 499-503 . . . Optimization of Oversized Waveguide Components Using a Genetic Algorithm. . . . Plaum, B.; Wagner, D.; Kasparek, W.; Thumm, M. . . . January 2001 . . . Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Communications and Power Industries, Palo Alto, CA; Forschungzentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 505-510 . . . The Evaluation of Mode Purity for ECCD Using Single Deep Grooved Polarizer. . . . Saigusa, M.; Kikuchi, Y.; Takei, N.; Kanazawa, S.; Kasugai, A.; Sakamoto, K.; Imai, T. . . . January 2001 . . . Ibaraki University, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibarki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 511-516 . . . High Power Transmission and Polarization Measurement in 110 GHz Transmission Line. . . . Takahashi, K.; Kajiwara, K.; Kasugai, A.; Isayama, A.; Ikeda, Y. . . . January 2001 . . . Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 517-524 . . . Status Report on CVD-Diamond Window Development for High Power ECRH. . . . Thumm, M.; Arnold, A.; Heidinger, R.; Rohde, M.; Schwab, R.; Spoerl, R. . . . January 2001 . . . Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Institut für Materialforschung, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 58, 53, 525-536 . . . ECH System and Its Application to Long Pulse Discharge in Large Helical Device. . . . Shimozuma, T.; Kubo, S.; Sato, M.; Idei, H.; Takita, Y. . . . January 2001 . . . National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu-ken, Japan; Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Toki, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 537-544 . . . Design of Correcting Mirrors for a Gyrotron Used at Large Helical Device. . . . Shapro, M.A.; Chu, T.S.; Denison, D.R.; Sato, M.; Shimozuma, T.; Temkin, R.J. . . . January 2001 . . . Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Communications and Power Industries, Palo Alto, CA; National Institute for Fusion Science, Gifu-ken, Japan.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 545-551 . . . Mirror Development for the 140 GHz ECRH Transmission System on the Stellarator W7-X. . . . Kasparek, W.; Empacher, L.; Erckmann, V.; Gantenbein, G.; Hollmann, F.; Laqua, H.P.; Schüller, P.G.; Weissgerber, M.; Zohm, H. . . . January 2001 . . . Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany; Max Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 553-559 . . . Development of CVD Diamond R.F. Windows for ECRH. . . . Brandon, J.R.; Coe, S.E.; Sussmann, R.S.; Sakamoto, K.; Sporl, R.; Heidinger, R.; Hanks, S. . . . January 2001 . . . De Beers Industrial Diamond Division, Ltd., Berkshire, UK; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Ibaraki-ken, Japan; Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; UKAEA, Abingdon, UK.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 561-569 . . . Cold Test Measurements on Components of the 1 MW, 140 GHz, CW Gyrotron for the Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X . . . Dammertz, G.; Alberti, S.; Arnold, A.; Giguet, E.; LeGoff, Y.; Thumm, M. . . . January 2001 . . . Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Centre de Recherrche en Physique des Plasmas, Lausanne, Switzerland; Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Thomson Tubes Electroniques, Vélizy-Villacoublay, France.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 571-576 . . . Stabilization and Modulation of the Output Power of Submillimeter Wave Gyrotron. . . . Ogawa, I.; Idehara, T.; Ui, M.; Mitsudo, S.; Förster, W. . . . January 2001 . . . Fukui University, Fukui, Japan; Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Fusion Eng. Des., 53, 577-586 . . . A Follow-Up of the FOM Fusion FEM for 1 MW, 1 s. . . . Verhoeven, A.G.A.; Bongers, W.A.; Bratman, V.L.; Brons, S.; Denisov, G.G. . . . January 2001 . . . FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; IAP, Novgorod, Russia; Pulsar Physics, Soest, The Netherlands.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 133-148 . . . The Fractal Nature of the Surface of Uranium Dioxide: A Resolution of the Short-Lived/Stable Gas Release Dichotomy. . . . White, R.J. . . . June 2001 . . . OECD Haldren Reactor Project, Halden, Norway.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 149-156 . . . Compatibility Tests of Steels in Flowing Liquid Lead-Bismuth. . . . Barbier, F.; Benamati, G.; Fazio, C.; Rusanov, A. . . . June 2001 . . . CEA/CEREM/SCECF, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; ENEA, Bologna, Italy; IPPE, Kaluga Region, Russia.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 157-166 . . . Annealing of Hardening in Copper After Neutron Irradiation Hardening at 77 K. . . . González, H.C.; Miralles, M.T. . . . June 2001 . . . Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 167-178 . . . Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Irradiation Damage in Pure and Uranium-Doped Zircon. . . . Crocombette, J-P.; Ghaleb, D. . . . June 2001 . . . CEA, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; CEA, Bagnols-sur-Ceze, France.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 179-188 . . . Atomic Displacement Cascade Distributions in Iron. . . . Souidi, A.; Hou, M.; Becquart, C.S.; Domain, C. . . . June 2001 . . . Centre Universitaire de Saida, Saida, Algeria; Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium; Laboratoire de Métalurgie Physique et Gnie des Matériaux, Villeneuve d' Ascq, France; EDF-DER, Moret, sur Loing, France.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 189-192 . . . Preparation of 15 mol% YO1.5-Doped ThO2 Disk Electrolytes by a Polymeric Gel-Combustion Method. . . . Antony, S.A.; Nagaraja, K.S.; Sreedharan, O.M. . . . June 2001 . . . Loyola College, Chennai, India; Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Tamil Nadu, India.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 193-204 . . . The Effects of Moisture on LiD Single Crystals Studied by Temperature-Programmed Decomposition. . . . Dinh, L.N.; Cecala, C.M.; Leckey, J.H.; Balooch, M. . . . June 2001 . . . Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 205-212 . . . Consideration of the Effects on Fuel Particle Behavior from Shrinkage Cracks in the Inner Pyrocarbon Layer. . . . Miller, G.K.; Petti, D.A.; Varacalle, D.J.; Maki, J.T. . . . June 2001 . . . Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 213-220 . . . Pore Pressure and Swelling in the Rim Region of LWR High Burnup UO2 Fuel. . . . Koo, Y-H.; Lee, B-H.; Cheon, J-S.; Sohn, D-S. . . . June 2001 . . . Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejon, South Korea.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 221-227 . . . Enthalpy and Gibbs Energy of Formation of Lanthanum Dicarbide. . . . Vidhya, R.; Antony, M.P.; Vasudeva Rao, P.R.; Viswanathan, B. . . . June 2001 . . . Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India; Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 228-232 . . . Enthalpy and Gibbs Energy of Formation of Neodymium Dicarbide. . . . Vidhya, R.; Antony, M.P.; Vasudeva Rao, P.R.; Viswanathan, B. . . . June 2001 . . . Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India; Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 233-243 . . . Effect of Electrolyte Composition on the Electrochemical Potentiokinetic Reactivation Behavior of Alloy 600. . . . Tsung-Feng Wu; Tzu-Ping Cheng; Wen-Ta Tsai . . . June 2001 . . . National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 244-248 . . . Enthalpy, Heat Capacity and Enthalpy of Transformation of Li2TiO3. . . . Kleykamp, H. . . . June 2001 . . .Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 249-264 . . . Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies of the Dissolution of Thorium-Uranium (IV) Phosphate-Diphosphate Solid Solutions. . . . Thomas, A.C.; Dacheux, N.; Le Coustumer, P.; Brandel, V.; Genet, M. . . . June 2001 . . . Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Orsay, France; LMGE, Poiters, France.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 265-272 . . . Radiation Resistance and Thermal Creep of ODS Ferritic Steels. . . . Sagaradze, V.V.; Shalaev, V.I.; Arbuzov, V.L.; Goshchitskii, B.N.; Yun Tian; Wan Qun; Sun Jiguang . . . June 2001 . . . Institute of Metal Physics, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Central Iron and Steel Research Institute, Beijing, China; General Research Institute for Non-Ferrous Metals, Beijing, China.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 273-280 . . . Effects of Phosphorus on Defects Accumulation and Annealing in Electron-Irradiated Fe-Ni Austenitic Alloys. . . . Arbuzov, V.L.; Druzhkov, A.P.; Danilov, S.E. . . . June 2001 . . . Institute of Metal Physics, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 281-289 . . . Temperature Programmed Decomposition of Thorium Oxalate Hexahydrate. . . . Dash, S.; Krishnan, R.; Kamruddin, M.; Tyagi, A.K.; Raj, B. . . . June 2001 . . . Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 290-294 . . . Effect of Defect Sink Strengths on the Radiation Induced Segregation in Binary Alloys. . . . Sorokin, M.V.; Volkov, A.E. . . . June 2001 . . . Russian Research Centre, Moscow, Russia.

Nucl. Mater., 295, 295-299 . . . Safe Disposal of Surplus Plutonium. . . . Gong, W.L.; Naz, S.; Lutze, W.; Busch, R.; Prinja, A.; Stoll, W. . . . June 2001 . . . University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

J. Nucl. Mater., 295, 300-301 . . . Erratum to 'Detailed Structure Analysis of Deposit Layer in TWXTOR by Means of TEM Techniques' [J. Nucl. Mater. 290-293 (2001) 295-298]. . . . Muto, S.; Yokoya, N.; Tanabe, T. . . . June 2001 . . . Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan.