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Efficient β/γ Monte Carlo transport in repetitive structures

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2 Author(s)
Halbleib, J.A. ; Sandia Nat. Lab., Albuquerque, NM, USA ; Scrivner, G.J.

Algorithms are developed that permit the use of periodic and albedo boundary conditions in the ITS (Integrated TIGER Series) system of coupled electron/photon Monte Carlo transport codes when simulating transport in repetitive structures in satellite systems. Mutual verification is provided through the application of both algorithms to a simplified periodic geometry based on an array of microelectronics cards. The albedo algorithm is then used to benchmark the predictions of energy deposition in silicon by a mass sectoring code for this same application and to predict the shielding effectiveness of a hexagonal honeycomb structure. The use of these algorithms results in a major reduction in the required problem input and significant variance reduction that could otherwise be achieved only via postprocessing, which is much more problem dependent

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:40 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Dec 1993

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