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No. 414 June 1999
The best rules to form a young man are: to talk a little, to hear much, to reflect upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and to value others' that deserve it.--Sir W. Temple

Year 2000

Feedback from developers and users on issues related to Y2000 compatibility on RSICC-distributed codes is welcome and needed! Please contact RSICC via email or post related information on our electronic notebook. Updated information about Y2K issues in RSICC packages may be found at http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/year2000.html. The following disclaimer applies to all RSICC-distributed codes/data libraries.

This material was prepared as an account of Government sponsored work and describes a code system or data library which is one of a series collected by the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC). These codes/data were developed by various Government and private organizations who contributed them to RSICC for distribution; they did not normally originate at RSICC. RSICC is informed that each code system has been tested by the contributor, and, if practical, sample problems have been run by RSICC. Neither the United States Government, nor the Department of Energy, nor Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, nor any person acting on behalf of the Department of Energy or Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or functioning of any information code/data and related material, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government, the Department of Energy, Energy Systems, nor any person acting on behalf of the Department of Energy or Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.

NRC Codes Made Available

Several 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.



Two changes or additions were made to the computer code collection during the month. One new code system was packaged and added to the collection, and one code system was replaced with a newly frozen version. Both changes resulted from foreign contributions.

The Research Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Osaka Prefecture, Sakai, Osaka, Japan, and the Shanghai Applied Radiation Institute, Shanghai University, Jia Ding, Shanghai, China, contributed a newly frozen version of this code system to evaluate electron depth-dose distributions in multilayer slab absorbers. EDMULT 6.3, evaluates differential and integral depth-dose distributions produced by plane-parallel electron beams normally incident on one-, two- or three-layer slab absorbers. Special features of the present version compared with previous ones are as follows:

EDMULT is operable on most desktop or laptop computers with a Fortran compiler. The package, which is transmitted on a diskette as a self-extracting compressed DOS file, includes an executable created with the Absoft F77 Version 4.4 compiler on a Pentium PC in a MS-DOS box of Windows95. Reference: RCOP TR 8 (November 1987). Fortran 77; Many computers (C00430MNYCP00).

INVAP SE, Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina, contributed this modular code system to perform neutronic, thermalhydraulic and shielding calculations of MTR-type reactors on personal computers. A complete set of programs performs calculations, manages data and plots results. MTR_PC offers the following possibilities:

The modular design allows the user to choose a particular set of programs and easily change or add other codes. From a set of menus, the user may choose a specific task by means of a letter (hot key), cursor or mouse positioning. MTR_PC includes a driver, several well known programs plus cross section libraries.

The system runs on PC 386, PC 486 or Pentium personal computers under either DOS 6 or in a MS-DOS box of Windows95. The calculational codes were compiled with Lahey F77L-EM/32 v5.2, and the driver and post processors were compiled with Microsoft v5.1. Executables are included in the package, which is transmitted on 11 diskettes containing compressed (PKZIP) DOS files. An interactive install procedure will expand and install documentation files, source files, cross section libraries and executables. Reference: INVAP report (July 1996). Fortran 77; IBM PC (C00674PC38600).


One new data library was added to the collection during the month resulting from a foreign contribution.

ENEA, Bologna, Italy, and OECD NEA Data Bank, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, contributed these neutron cross-section covariance data in multigroup form. The VITAMIN-J/COVA/ EFF data library of neutron cross section covariance data was produced by ENEA and made available through a joint effort of the NEA Data Bank, in cooperation with ENEA. The library contains the multigroup relative covariance matrix data from EFF-2.4 for 18 materials: H-1, Li-6, C, V, Cr-52, Mn-55, Fe-56, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Nb-93, Re-185, Re-187. Also included are detector response function covariances from IRDF 90.2 for 19 reactions: Al-27(n,p), Al-27(n,alpha), Mn-55(n,2n), Mn-55(n, gamma), Fe-56(n,p), Ni-58(n, 2n), Ni-58(n,p), Zn-64(n,p), Zr-90(n,2n), Nb-93(n,2n), Nb-93(n,n'1), Nb-93(n,gamma), Rh-103(n, n'1), In-115(n,n'1), Au-197(n,2n), Au-197(n,gamma), U-235(n,f), U-238(n,f), U-238(n,gamma). In general, the covariances for the total, elastic, inelastic, and nonelastic scattering cross sections and for the cross sections making a significant contribution to the total absorption cross sections are included. For each material, the energy group structure, relative standard deviations, and relative covariance matrices for different reactions are provided. The package is transmitted on two diskettes as a self-extracting compressed DOS file. References: EFF-DOC-210(93) (June 1993), EFF-DOC-212(93) (June 1993), EFF-DOC-367(94), EFF-DOC-468(1996), EFF-DOC-446(January 1996). All computers (D00197ALLCP00).


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 raf@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.

Third International Conference on Isotopes

The Third International Conference on Isotopes (3ICI) will be held in the Renaissance Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, September 6-10, 1999. The conference will be hosted by TRIUMF, Canada's national accelerator facility and a major center for isotope production and applications in research and medicine, in conjunction with the Canadian Chapter meeting of the International Isotope Society. Persons interested in presenting an oral or poster paper should prepare a one-page abstract in accord with the instructions on the web page. Further information is available from Ms. Elly M. Driessen, TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 2A3 (phone 604-222-7352, fax 604-222-1074, email ici@triumf.ca, url http://www.triumf.ca/3ici/).

Tenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry

The Tenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry will be held September 12-17, 1999, in Osaka, Japan. About every three years this symposium provides a forum for the interchange of state-of-the-art techniques, databases and standardization of radiation metrology. The Symposium will be of value to those involved in reactor dosimetry, including researchers, manufacturers and representatives from industry, utilities and regulatory agencies. The Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the European Working Group on Reactor Dosimetry (EWGRD). It is organized by ASTM Committee E10 on Nuclear Technology and Applications and EWGRD.

The Symposium theme is dosimetry for the assessment of irradiated reactor materials and reactor experiments, featuring radiation metrology techniques, databases and standardization. Inquiries and requests to be added to the mailing list should be sent to one of the following:
North & South America, East & Southeast Asia:

Dr. David W. Vehar
ASTM Program Secretary
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM 87185-1136, USA

Phone: 505-845-3414, fax: 505-844-0798
email: dwvehar@sandia.gov

Europe, Africa, Asia (other), and Australia:

Dr. Hamid Ait Abderrahim
EWGRD Programme Secretary
Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, BELGIUM

Phone: 32-14-332277, fax: 32-14-321529
email: haitabde@sckcen.be

MCNP Visual Editor Training Class

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering an MCNP visual editor (MCNP-VISED) training class from September 13-16, 1999.

The four day class will cost $1250. The code package (PSR-358) can be obtained directly from RSICC. As co-sponsor of the class, RSICC will be offering attendees a copy of the latest MCNPVISED software package at its minimal rate. The deadline for signing up is August 13. For additional information on the visual editor see http://www.pnl.gov/health/health_prot/ved/ved.html. The class content can be found at http://www.pnl.gov/health/health_prot/ved/ved2tc.html. Payment for the class can be made by check (US dollars), Mastercard, Visa, or purchase requisition. For additional information contact:

c/o Randy Schwarz. MS K8-34
P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
email: randy.schwarz @pnl.gov
phone (509)372-4042

Introduction to MCNP Short Course

Personnel from the X Division of Los Alamos National Lab have agreed to teach a four-day short course on MCNP September 29-October 2, 1999, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. The first 20 paid applicants will be accepted and the cost ($1800) will be reduced if payment is received by August 1, 1999. Registration will close on September 1, 1999. This introductory class is for people who have never used MCNP or have very limited experience with the code and will include interactive computer sessions. Time will be available to discuss individual questions and problems with MCNP experts or to pursue topics mentioned in the talks. The class will use the pre-release version 4C of MCNP. A manual will be provided for use in the classroom. As co-sponsor of the workshop, RSICC will provide a CD with the code package and the data after the class is over for a nominal cost of $300 payable to RSICC. Apply by email to Dr. T. S. Elleman, e-mail elleman@ncsu.edu (please copy to Dr. R. P. Gardner; e-mail gardner@ncsu.edu). Make checks or money orders payable to MCNP/IRRMA and mail to:Dr. T. S. Elleman
Nuclear Engineering Department, Box 7909
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7909 USA
phone 919-515-3620
fax 919-515-5115
It is possible to register on-line at www.quantumres.com.


The 4th Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications IRRMA '99, will be held October 3-7, 1999, in Raleigh, North Carolina. It will bring together scientists and engineers from around the world with an interest in the use of nuclear radiation and radioisotopes for industrial measurement applications. IRRMA '99 is sponsored by the Isotopes and Radiation Division of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), the Eastern Carolinas Section of ANS, the Center for Engineering Applications of Radioisotopes at North Carolina State University, and Quantum Research Services, Inc. Presentation summaries will be published by ANS and will be available at the meeting. Selected papers will be published in full in the journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes, published by Elsevier Science. Additional information may be found at http://www.quantumres.com/temps/irrma.html or contact
Dr. Thomas S. Elleman
Department of Nuclear Engineering
North Carolina State University, Box 7909
Raleigh, NC 27695-7909 U.S.A.
Telephone 919-515-2302
Fax 919-515-5115
E-mail elleman@eos.ncsu.edu

"Half a Century of Radiation Shielding Research and Its Evolution into the Next Era" is the theme for the 9th International Conference on Radiation Shielding to be held October 17-22, 1999, in Tsukuba, Japan. It is sponsored and organized by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and co-sponsored by the OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency-Nuclear Science Committee (NEA-NSC), Atomic Energy Society of Japan (AESJ), and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC). Detailed information about the conference may be obtained from Yujiro Ikeda, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai Research Establishment, Neutron Science Research Center, Spallation Neutronics Laboratory, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-11 Japan (phone 81-29-282-6074, fax 81-29-282-5709, email ikeda@fnshp.tokai. jaeri. go.jp) or from the web page at http://icrs9.tokai.jaeri.go.jp.

N'ocean 2000

An international workshop on Utilization of Nuclear Power in Oceans, N'ocean 2000, will be held February 21-24, 2000, Tokyo, Japan. It is sponsored and organized by Ship Research Institute, Ministry of Transport. This workshop aims to promote the utilization of nuclear power in oceans by offering information about nuclear-powered ice breakers, deep-sea research ships, high-speed carriers, radioactive materials transport ships, nuclear-power plants in oceans, other facilities concerned with oceans and the economical, environmental and scientific effects, and to seek further benefits from the utilization of nuclear energy by discussing with international scientists, engineers and others who are interested in these topics. In order to fully respect the workshop mission, papers should concentrate on peaceful application of nuclear energy in oceans. The workshop is expected to lead to international joint research. Topics will include:

Further details are available from
Nobuteru Nariyama (Conference Secretary)
Nuclear Technology Division
Ship Research Institute, Ministry of Transport
6-38-1, Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0004, Japan
Tel: +81-422-41-3138
Fax: +81-422-41-3136
e-mail: nari@srimot.go.jp

url: www.srimot.go.jp/ncl/ws/index.html

ICONE-8 Call For Papers

The Eighth International Conference On Nuclear Engineering, ICONE-8, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 2-6, 2000. It sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Société Française de l'Energie Nucléaire (SFEN) and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME). Papers are invited for publication and presentation on topics related to "Nuclear Energy in the New Millennium." ICONE is a comprehensive international conference on nuclear engineering which features 400-500 peer-reviewed full-length papers in 10 technical tracks:

Authors should submit a 400-word abstract with return address, phone, fax, and E-mail information by September 15, 1999, for consideration.

Online: http://www.icone-conf.org/icone8/

E-Mail: Submit-icone8@icone-conf.org

Mail: George Bockhold, US Technical Chair, c/o PO Box 116502, Gainesville, FL 32611-6502, USA; Telephone: 1+352-392-9722; fax: 1+352-392-8656.

(Include your abstract with track number in one of the following formats: PC: MSWord, WordPerfect, postscript, pdf, or text file, MAC or UNIX: send TWO printed copies.)


The 8th International Symposium on Radiation Physics (ISRP-8) will be held in Prague, the Czech Republic, June 5-9, 2000. The Symposium, a triennial event organized by the International Radiation Physics Society (IRPS), is devoted to current trends in radiation physics research and potential future issues. The scientific sessions will include invited lectures by leading experts in the field and poster presentations of contributed papers. Papers are solicited for the following proposed scientific sessions:

If you are interested in attending the symposium, please 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, e-mail: musilek@br.fjfi.cvut.cz

Additional and updated information may be obtained from http://www.fjfi.cvut.cz/ ISRP-8.htm.

Plutonium Futures--The Science

The Plutonium Futures--The Science conference will be held at La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 10-13, 2000. Conference participants will examine present knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of plutonium and other actinides in complex media and materials; discuss current and emerging science (chemistry, physics, materials science, nuclear science, and environmental effects) of plutonium and actinides relevant to enhancing global nuclear security; and promote the exchange of ideas. The scientific program will include invited plenary and keynote lectures followed by presentations of invited and contributed papers in oral and poster sessions. The plenary sessions will include participation by policy makers and elected officials as well as scientific leaders. English is the official language of the conference. The extended abstracts from the conference will be published. The conference will cover scientific topics in plutonium and actinide sciences including actinides in the environment and the science underlying plutonium disposition. Conference subtopics include:

If you are interested in Plutonium Futures--The Science and wish to receive the future announcements, including the Call for Papers, complete and submit the on-line Information Request Form (http://www.lanl.gov/orgs/nmt/nmtdo/PuConf2000/2krequest.html). You may also email or write to:

Plutonium Futures--The Science
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nuclear Materials Technology Division
P.O. Box 1663
MS E500
Los Alamos, NM, USA 87545

Contact: Andria Liesse
Telephone: 505-665-5981
Conference E-mail: Puconf2000@lanl.gov
Fax: 505-667-7966

Radiation Protection for Our National Priorities:
Medicine, the Environment, and the Legacy

The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society invites you to attend its Year 2000 (RPS2000) topical meeting to be held in Spokane, Washington, September 17-21, 2000. This meeting will cover issues associated with radiation protection and health physics. Papers summaries are due December 1, 1999. RPS2000 is being organized in conjunction with the Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society. In addition to the technical paper sessions there will be a full range of classes and seminars for HPS certification credit. Spokane River Park, the site of the Expo '74 world's fair, has been developed into an outstanding convention center with activities for everyone, from fishing to opera, within steps of the hotel. Additional information may be obtained at http://www.ambinet.com/ans/rps2000.htm.

ANS 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy

The 2000 American Nuclear Society 14th Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy will be held at the Olympia Park Hotel in Park City, Utah, October 15-19, 2000. It will be an international forum for presentation and discussion of scientific and technical information covering all aspects of fusion technology, including the most recent developments in both inertial and magnetic confinement fusion energy. The meeting website provides detailed information on abstract submittal, meeting registration, lodging, and activities. The web site can be found at: http://ev2.inel.gov/ParkCity/ . Please plan to join us in Park City in October of 2000.


Your attention is directed to the following events of interest.

August 1999

Computational Methods in Reactor Analysis and Shielding, Aug. 16-20, 1999, Knoxville, Tennessee, a short course offered by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Contact: Lydia Salmon, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2300 (phone 423-974-2525, fax 423-974-0668).

Nuclear Criticality Safety, Aug. 16-20, 1999, Knoxville, Tennessee, a short course offered by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Contact: Lydia Salmon, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2300 (phone 423-974-2525, fax 423-974-0668).

Monte Carlo Analysis, Aug. 16-20, 1999, Knoxville, Tennessee, a short course offered by the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Contact: Lydia Salmon, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2300 (phone 423-974-2525, fax 423-974-0668).

GLOBAL '99, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 1999, Jackson, Wyoming. Contact: todd.allen@anl.gov; Argonne National Laboratory - West, P. O. Box 2528, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83401-2528 (phone 208-533-7760, fax 208-533-7863, http://www.anlw.anl.gov/global99/)

September 1999

3rd International Conference on Isotopes, September 6-10, 1999, Vancouver, Canada. Contact http://www.triumf.ca/3ici/.

Tenth International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, Sept. 12-17, 1999, in Osaka, Japan. Contact: Dr. David W. Vehar (phone 505-845-3414, fax 505-844-0798, email dwvehar@sandia.gov) or Dr. Hamid Ait Abderrahim (phone 32-14-332277, fax 32-14-321529, email haitabde@sckcen.be).

MCNP Visual Editor training class, Sept. 13-16, 1999, Richland, Washington. Contact: Randy Schwarz, MS K8-34, P.O Box 999, Richland, WA 99352 (phone 509-372-4042, fax 509-372-6421, email randy.schwarz@pnl.gov).

SCALE Criticality Course (KENO V.a), Sept. 13-17, 1999, INSTN, Saclay, France. Contact: Enrico Sartori, OECD/NEA Data Bank, Le Seine-Saint Germain, 12 boulevard des Iles, F- 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (phone 33-0-1-4524-1072; fax 33-0-1-4524-1110; email sartori@nea.fr).

6th International Conference on Nuclear Criticality Safety, September 20-24, 1999, Versailles, France. Contact: http://www.ipsn.fr/icnc99/.

October 1999

4th Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications IRRMA '99, Oct. 3-7, 1999, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Dr. Thomas S. Elleman, Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Box 7909, Raleigh, NC 27695-7909 U.S.A. (phone 919-515-2302, fax 919-515-5115, email elleman@eos.ncsu.edu, url http://www.quantumres.com/temps/irrma.html).

5th Annual Workshop on Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiotherapy Treatment Sources using the OMEGA/BEAM Code System, Oct. 4-7, 1999, 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, e-mail bwalters@irs.phy.nrc.ca, url www.irs.inms. nrc.ca/inms/irs/BEAM/beamhome.html).

Half a Century of Radiation Shielding Research and Its Evolution into the Next Era (ICRS-9), Oct. 17-22, 1999, Tsukuba, Japan, sponsored and organized by the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute. Contact: Yujiro Ikeda, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai Research Establishment, Neutron Science Research Center, Spallation Neutronics Laboratory, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki-ken 319-11 Japan (phone 81-29-282-6074, fax 81-29-282-5709, email ikeda@fnshp.tokai.jaeri.go.jp, url http://icrs9.tokai.jaeri.go.jp).

November 1999

International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nov. 14-19, 1999, Nashville, Tennessee. Contact: Dr. John L. Boccio, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Building 197C, Upton, New York 11973-5000 (phone 516-344-7690; fax 516-344-5266, email boccio@bnl.gov).

February 2000

Utilization of Nuclear Power in Oceans, N'ocean 2000, Feb. 21-24, 2000, Tokyo, Japan. Contact: Nobuteru Nariyama (Conference Secretary), Nuclear Technology Division, Ship Research Institute, Ministry of Transport, 6-38-1, Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0004, Japan (phone +81-422-41-3138, fax +81-422-41-3136, email nari@srimot.go.jp, url www.srimot.go.jp/ncl/ws/index.html).

April 2000

Eighth International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE-8, April 2-6, 2000, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Contact: George Bockhold, US Technical Chair, c/o PO Box 116502, Gainesville, FL 32611-6502, USA (phone 352-392-9722, fax 352-392-8656, email Submit-icone8@icone-conf.org, url http://www.icone-conf.org/icone8/).

June 2000

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).

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).

September 2000

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 (url email finfrock@ambinet.com).

October 2000

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.


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

Radiation Shielding Literature

Book . . . Safety Research Needs for Russian-Designed Reactors. . . . ;1998. . . OECD, http://www.oecd.org.

INST-66/RPED-19 . . . A 69 Group WIMS Library Based on ENDF/B-VI.3 Data for TRIGA Reactor Calculations and Its Analysis for TRX and BAPL Benchmarks. . . . Bhuiyan, S.I.; Sarker, M.M.; Shahdatullah, M.S.; Khan, M.J.H.; White, J.E. . . . December 1997 . . . Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

ANSI/HPS N13.1-1999 . . . Sampling and Monitoring Releases of Airborne Radioactive Substances from the Stacks and Ducts of Nuclear Facilities. . . . January 1999 . . . American National Standards Institute, Inc.

INDC(CPR)-046 . . . A Method and Program CABEI for Adjusting Consistency Between the Cross Section Data of Natural Element and Its Isotopes. . . . Liu Tingjin, Sun Zhengjun . . . November 1998 . . . China Nuclear Data Center, Beijing, China.

INDC(NDS)-401 . . . The Nuclear Data Centres Network. . . . Pronyaev, V.G., ed. . . . March 1999.

INDC(NDS)-395 . . . Validation and Improvement of the FENDL-2.0 Transport Sublibraries. . . . Herman, M. . . . March 1999 . . . IAEA Nuclear Data Section, Vienna, Austria. . . .Report on an IAEA Consultants' Meeting IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria 12-14 October 1998.

No Pub. Desc. . . . Implication of Microdosimetry in Estimation of Radiation Quality in Space Environment. . . May 1999. . . NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA; Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC.

Health Phys., 76, 516-523 . . . Spatial Variations in Natural Background Radiation: Absorbed Dose Rates in Air in Colorado. . . . Stone, J.M.; Whicker, R.D.; Ibrahim, S.A.; Whicker, F.W. . . . May 1999 . . . Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Health Phys., 76, 547-552 . . . Comparison of Sliced and Whole Lung Sets for the LLNL and JAERI Torso Phantoms Using GE Detectors. . . . Kramer, G.H.; Hauck, B.M.; Lee, T-Y., Chang, S-Y. . . . May 1999 . . . Human Monitoring Laboratory, Ottawa Ontario, Canada; Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon, Korea.

Health Phys., 76, 564-566 . . . Effective Dose Equivalent Due to Gamma-Ray Emissions from Hot Particles. . . . Walters, M.D.; Miller, W.H.; Casey, S.L.; Graham, C. . . . May 1999 . . . University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO; AmerenUE, Fulton, MO.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 132, 68-64 . . . Interaction of 662-keV Photons with Some Solutions of Urea. . . . Singh, K.; Gagandeep; Sahota, H.S.; Lark, B.S. . . . May 1999 . . . Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India; Punjabi University, Patiala, India.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 132, 65-77 . . . Method of Characteristic Direction Probabilities for Heterogeneous Lattice Calculation. . . . Hong, S.G.; Cho, N.Z. . . . May 1999 . . . Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, Korea.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 132, 78-89 . . . Neural Network and Perturbation Theory Hybrid Models for Eigenvalue Prediction. . . . Lysenko, M.G.; Wong, H-I.; Maldonado, G.I. . . . May 1999 . . . Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA.

Nucl. Sci. Eng., 132, 90-104 . . . Numerical Stability of the Mixture Drift-Flux Equations. . . . Doster, J.M.; Kauffman, J.M. . . . May 1999 . . . North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.