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No. 418 October 1999
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.--Abraham Lincoln


The U.S. Department of Energy announced October 20 that the University of Tennessee-Battelle team has been selected to operate Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The five-year management and operations contract is valued at approximately $2.5 billion. ORNL employs approximately 4,500 staff.

Additional members of the team include Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and several of its lead institutions (Duke, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech). Key subcontractors include Duke Engineering and Services and BWX Technologies (Babcock & Wilcox).

"We are proud and excited to be selected for the important national responsibility of operating Oak Ridge National Laboratory--an outstanding science and technology institution with great people," according to a joint statement released by UT President Wade Gilley and Battelle President and CEO Doug Olesen. "We are excited by the science and technology, economic development, and community opportunities at Oak Ridge. UT-Battelle wishes to thank the many citizens of Tennessee who supported our team."

Gilley and Olesen mentioned three major priorities for operating the Laboratory:

  • Excellence in science and technology.
  • Excellence in laboratory operations.
  • Excellence in community relations.

The UT-Battelle team will begin immediately to prepare for the transition to its management and operations responsibilities. UT-Battelle will officially assume its operational responsibilities on April 1, 2000.

UT has been a citizen of the East Tennessee region for 205 years. It has broadened its operations to include campuses at Memphis, Martin, and Chattanooga and three institutes--agriculture, space, and public service/continuing education. UT has 42,000 students, 15,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni, and an annual operating budget exceeding $1 billion. The university is a Carnegie 1 research institution, with centers of excellence in waste management, materials processing, and the Science Alliance, a collaboration of UT faculty and ORNL staff involved in scientific research. UT's liaison with Oak Ridge began almost as soon as ground was broken on the Oak Ridge Reservation. As early as 1943, there were cooperative efforts between the two, and the first UT graduate classes were offered in Oak Ridge in 1945.

UT has made a priority of expanding collaborative research activities with ORNL during the 1990s. Joint research between UT and ORNL now totals over $20 million.

Battelle employs about 7,500 scientists, engineers, and supporting specialists worldwide, assisting more than 2,000 industrial and government clients. Battelle has developed numerous breakthroughs including the Xerox machine, compact disc, and medical technologies. A key part of Battelle's $1 billion-a-year business is the management of laboratories-including the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory (in a partnership with the State University of New York at Stony Brook), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (in a partnership with Midwest Research Institute and Bechtel). Battelle also operates its own private laboratories in locations such as Columbus, Ohio and Geneva, Switzerland.

From Press Release

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.

Area Code Changes for RSICC

The area code for parts of East Tennessee is changing from 423 to 865 effective November 1, 1999. The transition period will extend to April 24, 2000, during which time both area codes can be used. This period should provide enough time for the customer to make all necessary changes in modems, faxes, automatic dialers, speed calling, pagers, and cellular phones for numbers dialed within the Knoxville-Oak Ridge region.

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.

PSR-423/RELAP5/MOD2/025 (United States Sales Only) (This is the IBM 3033 version of RELAP which the OECD NEA DB provided to RSICC.)


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

UKAEA/EURATOM Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, contributed a newly frozen version of the EASY-97 multipurpose activation and transmutation code system. The European Activation SYstem (EASY) is a complete tool for the calculation of activation in materials exposed to neutrons. It can be used for any application (fusion, transmutation, fission and accelerator) where the neutron energy does not exceed 20 MeV. EASY-97 consists of the inventory code FISPACT-97 and the EAF-97 and FENDL-2.0 activation files, which contain various libraries of nuclear data. FISPACT is an inventory code that solves a set of stiff, first-order differential equations by means of a numerical method.

Special features:

  • Uncertainties
  • Pathways analysis
  • Sequential charged particle contributions
  • Pulses or continuous irradiation
  • Gas production (as daughter and emitted particle)
  • EASY-97 runs on UNIX workstations (IBM RS/6000, SP2, SUN, HP) or on Intel-based PC running Windows 95 or Windows NT. Visual Numerics PV-WAVE® visualization software is optional. Fortran and C compilers are required to build executables on Unix. Executables created with the Salford FTN77 version 4.02 compiler are included in the PC version. Source files are included in the Unix distribution but not in the PC distribution. Documentation files are distributed in PDF format. The package is transmitted on a CD-ROM with a compressed Unix tar file and a self-extracting DOS compressed file. References: README files, EDS-0, UKAEA FUS 358, UKAEA FUS 351, UKAEA FUS 352, UKAEA FUS 353, UKAEA FUS 354, EDS-3a, EDS-2a. Fortran 77 and C; IBM RS/6000, SUN, HP; Intel-based PC (C00678MNYCP00).

    The Nuclear Engineering Research Lab, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, through the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Data Bank, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, contributed this code system for LOCA analysis of supercritical light water reactors. The behavior of the supercritical water in the blowdown phase and the reflood phase is modeled in SCRELA. A simple thermal-hydraulic model was adopted to analyze the blowdown phase. The high flowrate and high pressure conditions of the blowdown use a homogenous equilibrium model. The mass flowrates between the system nodes are calculated from the coolant expansions due to evaporation and depressurization during blowdown. The system pressure at certain time steps is determined to satisfy the flow-balance between nodes. The reflood phase models the cold-leg break LOCA since it has the most severe results. The overall calculational model for the system thermo-hydraulics is based on the model for a system momentum calculation and the model for a core mass-energy calculation. The Sun Fortran 77 version 1.2 Fortran compiler was used to test SCRELA on a SUN ULTRASPARC 6. running SUN OS 5.6 at RSICC. The package is transmitted on one 3.5-in. DOS diskette with a UNIX tar file. Reference: University of Tokyo Report (September 1996). Fortran 77; Sun (P00408/SUN05/00).


    One change was made to the data library collection during the month. A new data library was contributed by England.

    EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, contributed the European Activation File, EAF-99. The European Activation File project has been an ongoing process performed through European and world-wide co-operation that has led to the creation of succeeding EAF versions. This latest release benefited from the generation and maintenance of comprehensive activation files and the maturing of the processing code SYMPAL. The pointwise and groupwise nuclear data libraries and uncertainty data library included in this distribution were developed for use with the inventory code FISPACT. See the UKAEA web site for more information on the EASY-99 code system which includes EAF-99 data: http://www.fusion.org.uk. RSICC distributes EAF-97 libraries within the CCC-678/EASY-97 code package.

    The EAF-99 library contains 12,468 excitation functions involving 766 different targets from 1H to 257Fm, atomic numbers 1 to 100, in the energy range 10-5 eV to 20 MeV. The 1,500,000 lines that make up the pointwise file are then processed into numerous groupwise files with different micro-flux weighting spectra to meet various user needs. Uniquely, an uncertainty file is also provided that quantifies the degree of confidence placed on the data for each reaction channel. All reaction channels that have been validated either through cross-section plots or integral experiment results have been updated. The data are transmitted on CD-ROM which contains the EAF-99 data and documentation in both a compressed Unix tar file and a self-extracting compressed DOS file. References: UKAEA FUS 408 (Dec. 1998) and EDS-3a. ASCII data and PDF documentation; Many computers (D00199MNYCP00).


    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.

    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. Economical, environmental, and scientific effects, as well as benefits from the utilization of nuclear energy with respect to the ocean, will be discussed 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:

    • Marine Reactor
    • Nuclear-Powered Ice Breaker
    • Nuclear-Powered Deep-Sea Research Ship
    • Nuclear-Powered High-Speed Carrier
    • Concepts of Future Nuclear Ship
    • Safety of Nuclear Ship
    • Economy of Nuclear Ship
    • Nuclear Ship Engineering Simulation System
    • Barge for Nuclear Power Production, Heat Generation and Desalination
    • Radioactive Materials Transport Ship
    • Offshore/Undersea Nuclear Power Plant
    • Radioactive Materials Storage Facility in Ocean
    • Economical, Environmental and Scientific Effects
    • Laws/Regulations Regarding to Nuclear Ship
    • Free Navigation System of Nuclear Ship
    • International Cooperation

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


    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 is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Société Française de I'Energie Nucléaire (SFEN), and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME). ICONE is a comprehensive international conference on nuclear engineering which features peer-reviewed papers in 10 technical tracks. Further information may be obtained from George Bockhold, US Technical Chair, c/o PO Box 116502, Gainesville, FL 32611-6502, USA (phone 352-392-9722, fax 352-392-8656, url http://www.icone-conf.org./icone8/index.html).

    International Workshop on Neutron Field Spectrometry in
    Science, Technology and Radiation Protection

    The International Workshop on Neutron Field Spectrometry in Science, Technology and Radiation Protection, will be held June 5-8, 2000, in Pisa, Italy. For more than 50 years neutron spectrometry has been used in basic nuclear physics research, in fission and fusion nuclear technology, in radiation protection and radiation therapy, and in various other applications. The dynamic range of neutron energies and fluence rates which need to be covered in these applications has increased, and considerable progress has been achieved in recent years both by improving conventional techniques as well as by developing new detector systems and analyzing procedures. Additional information may be found at http://www.ptb.de/english/org/6/neuspec/intro.htm or 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


    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:
    • Fundamental processes in radiation physics
    • Radiation sources and detectors
    • Radiation in physical and material sciences
    • Radiation in medicine and biology
    • Radiation in space, earth and environmental sciences
    • Radiation in archaeometry and the history of art
    • Radiation technologies and industrial applications

    If you are interested in attending the symposium, please contact:
    Professor Ladislav Musilek
    Czech Technical University in Prague
    Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering
    Bøehová 7, 115 19 Praha 1, Czech Republic
    fax +4202 2320861, email rnusiIek@br.fjfi.cvut.cz
    Additional 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:

    • Separations
    • Matrix interactions
    • Materials compatibility
    • Plutonium metallurgy
    • Detection and analysis
    • Environmental and biosphere chemistry
    • Nuclear fuels
    • Novel plutonium/actinide compounds and complexes

    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/PuConf2000.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 87545 USA
    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. The meeting will cover issues associated with radiation protection and health physics. 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. Abstracts of 500­500 words on the following topics are invited for consideration: Transport and Shielding, Computer Applications, Medical Applications, Environmental Health Physics, Radioactive Waste Management, and Special Topics. The program committee asks that all abstracts be submitted electronically (by email or on floppy disk). The deadline for submitting abstracts is December 31, 1999. Complete details and a list of subtopics is available at the meeting website, http://www.ambinet.com/ans/rps2000.htm.

    ICENES 2000

    The 10th International Conference on Emerging Nuclear Energy Systems (ICENES-2000) will be held September 25-28, 2000, in Petten, The Netherlands. The main objective of the ICENES conference is to discuss, on a broad international basis, the state of various advanced and non-conventional concepts for nuclear energy production. The ICENES conference is held biennially. Earlier conferences were held in Graz, Lausanne, Helsinki, Madrid, Karlsruhe, Monterey, Chiba, Obninsk and Tel-Aviv, respectively. Both research scientists and practicing engineers are invited to attend and participate in this conference. The meeting organization will provide ample opportunity for participants to interact in formal sessions and informal discussions. A panel discussion "Fitting Future Nuclear Energy Systems in a Liberalized Energy Market" is also planned. Papers can be submitted on the following topics:

    • Advanced fission systems
    • Accelerator driven systems
    • Advanced fusion concepts
    • Fusion/Fission hybrids
    • Laser systems for nuclear applications
    • Space nuclear power
    • Exotic nuclear concepts

    Deadline for abstracts is December 20, 1999. Instructions for submitting papers are available at http://www.nrg-nl.com/congres/icenes/ or contact:
    Mrs. Dr. A.I. van Heek, Organising Chairman
    Phone. (+31) 224 56 4507
    Email: vanheek@nrg-nl.com
    Mrs. M. Hofman, Meeting Secretariat
    Phone: (+31) 224 56 4193
    Email: hofman@nrg-nl.com
    The address for both is:
    P.O. Box 25
    1755 ZG Petten
    The Netherlands
    Fax: (+31) 224 56 3490

    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. Questions should be sent to Jon Carmack at wjc@inel.gov (phone 208-526-7576 , fax 208-526-0528). The web site can be found at: http://ev2.inel.gov/ParkCity/.

    Fourth International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing

    The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Subcommittee E10.01 Dosimetry for Radiation Processing has announced the Fourth International Workshop on Dosimetry for Radiation Processing to be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California, October 22-27, 2000. The symposium will be patterned on the three previous workshops in 1989 (Ste-Adèle, Québec), 1991 (University of Maryland), and 1995 (Ste-Adèle, Québec). The symposium will include a few presentations by invited speakers, but the main emphasis will be on small informal "round table" workshop sessions and hands-on practical exercises in which all attendees are expected to participate. An informal poster session will be combined with an equipment and technology demonstration session. Registration is limited to a maximum of 160 technical participants on a "first-register-first-serve" basis. The scope of this workshop covers all aspects of dosimetry for radiation processing, including the processing of medical products, pharmaceuticals, foods, inks, packaging, and polymers. The objective is to improve the quality of dosimetry through a better understanding of dosimetry principles, calibration techniques, dosimetry applications (e.g. dose mapping and routine monitoring), and the determination and understanding of dosimetry uncertainties, all based on standards published by ASTM Subcommittee E10.01. Other standards on process control and quality systems that may have an impact on dosimetry practices will also be covered. The presentations and workshop sessions are expected to cover the following topics:

    • Dosimetry Principles
    • Selection and Calibration of Dosimetry Systems
    • Dose Mapping (Gamma)
    • Dose Mapping (Electron Beam and X-Ray-Bremsstrahlung)
    • Influence Factors (including environmental effects) on Dosimeter Response
    • Uncertainties in Absorbed Dose Measurements
    • Dosimetry in Industrial Applications
    • Quality Assurance and Regulatory Aspects of Dosimetry
    • Mathematical Methods for Calculating Absorbed Dose in Radiation Processing Applications

    A registration form is available at ASTM. Additional information may be obtained from
    Dr. Harry Farrar IV, Chairman
    ASTM Committee E-10
    18 Flintlock Lane
    Bell Canyon, CA 91307-1127 USA
    Telephone: +1 (818) 340-1227
    Fax: +1 (818) 340-2132
    email: hfarrar4@aol.com

    Fifth Radiation Physics Conference

    The Atomic Energy Authority of Egypt is sponsoring the Fifth Radiation Physics Conference--Atomic Energy, Radiation Protection, Challenges and Strategies. The conference will be held November 5­9, 2000, in Cairo at a site to be announced. The organizing body solicits your work in the following areas:

    • Radiation sources
    • Radiation effects
    • Radiation detection and measurements
    • Radiation dosimetry
    • Radiation shielding
    • Radiation protection and safety
    • Applied radiation physics
    • Radiation biophysics
    • Medical radiation physics
    • Environmental radioactivity and earth sciences
    • Special topics to include:
      • Atomic energy, radiation protection--challenges and strategies
      • Radiation exposure of air crew
      • Application of nuclear techniques (detection of land mines, etc.)
      • Global air and aquatic radioactive monitoring

    Further information about the conference and the proper submission of your work may be obtained from 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).


    Your attention is directed to the following events of interest.

    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).

    Radiation Transport Calculations using the EGSnrc Monte Carlo System, Feb. 29­Mar. 2, 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/papers/egsnrc/brochure.html).

    April 2000

    Eighth International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE-8, April 2­6, 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

    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 5­9, 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. 17­21, 2000, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Harvey Goldberg, ANS-EWS, P.O.Box 941, Richland, WA 99352 (email finfrock@ambinet.com).

    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

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

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

    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).


    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

    ANL/NDM-148 . . . A Method To Construct Covariance Files in ENDF/B Format for Criticality Safety Applications. . . . Naberejnev, D.G.; Smith, D.L. . . . June 1999 . . . Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.

    ORNL/TM-1999/99 . . . Parametric Analysis of PWR Spent Fuel Depletion Parameters for Long-Term-Disposal Criticality Safety. . . . DeHart, M.D. . . . August 1999 . . . Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

    ORNL/TM-13752 . . . Subcritical Noise Analysis Measurements with Fresh and Spent Research Reactor Fuel Elements (U). . . . Valentine, T.E.; Mihalczo, J.T.; Kryter, R.C.; Miller, V.C. . . . February 1999 . . . Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

    Health Phys., 77, 441-454 . . . Basic Applications of the Chi-Square Statistic Using Counting Data. . . . Tries, M.A.; Skrable, K.W.; French, C.S.; Chabot, G.E. . . . October 1999 . . . University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts.

    Nucl. Technol., 127, 239-258 . . . Feasibility Studies of a Soluble Boron-Free 900-MW(electric) PWR, Safety Systems: Consequences of the Partial or Total Elimination of Soluble Boron on Plant Safety and Plant Systems Architecture. . . . Fiorini, G.L.; Gautier, G.M.; Bergamaschi, Y. . . . September 1999 . . . Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saint-Paul les Durance Cedex, France.

    Nucl. Technol., 127, 259-266 . . . Feasibility Studies of a Soluble Boron-Free 900-MW (electric) PWR, Core Physics - I: Motivations, Assembly Design, and Core Control. . . . Thomet, P. . . . September 1999 . . . Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saint-Paul les Durance Cedex, France.

    Nucl. Technol., 127, 267-286 . . . Feasibility Studies of a Soluble Boron-Free 900-MW (electric) PWR, Core Physics - II: Control Rod Follow, Load Follow, and Reactivity-Initiated Accident Linked to RCCAs. . . . Deffain, J-P.; Alexandre, P.; Thomet, P. . . . September 1999 . . . Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France; and Saint-Paul les Durance Cedex, France.

    Nucl. Technol., 127, 287-300 . . . Hybrid Analysis of the Simplified Boiling Water Reactor Using Ramona-4B and Casmo-3 Computer Codes. . . . Vivas, G.F.C.; Hassan, Y.A. . . . September 1999 . . . Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

    Nucl. Technol., 127, 301-314 . . . Benchmark Calculations of the ESADA Single-Region Mixed-Oxide Critical Experiments. . . . Akkurt, H.; Abdurrahman, N.M. . . . September 1999 . . . University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.

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