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Calculation of buildup factors for multilayer slab shields using the Monte Carlo method, by John Paul Kuspa

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Calculation of buildup factors for multilayer slab shields using the Monte Carlo method
Title
Calculation of buildup factors for multilayer slab shields using the Monte Carlo method
Statement of responsibility
by John Paul Kuspa
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gamma-ray beams normally incident upon slab shields of varying compositions are studied using a computer program based upon the Monte Carlo technique. Initial gamma energies of 1, 4, 6, and 8 MeV are considered. The shielding materials used were aluminum, iron, and lead. Both single and double material shields were investigated, at a variety of thicknesses up to a maximum of five mean free paths. Two secondary gamma processes are included in this simulation: annihilation gammas from pair production and bremsstrahlung from the electrons. The primary effort is the calculation of the dose, energy, and number buildup factors for these shields. The results for a single material agree quite well with experimental values, and the double material results agree with previous calculations. Secondary results obtained include the pattern of energy deposition within the shield and the variation in beam energy and radial spectra as it passes through the shield. The most important conclusion resulting from this work is that secondary gammas must be considered to obtain valid results when studying heavy materials at incident gamma energies greater than 1 MeV"--Abstract, page ii
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UMR
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1946-
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Kuspa, John Paul
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
1972.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Rolla
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Gamma rays
  • Shielding (Radiation)
  • Radiative transfer
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Calculation of buildup factors for multilayer slab shields using the Monte Carlo method, by John Paul Kuspa
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Publication
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Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-57)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880395260
Extent
viii, 81 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880395260
Label
Calculation of buildup factors for multilayer slab shields using the Monte Carlo method, by John Paul Kuspa
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-57)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880395260
Extent
viii, 81 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880395260

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