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Sunday April 14 (Session 1; 9:00 a.m. Noon)
Radiation Serving Society by Alan Waltar (Texas A&M)
Radiation is ubiquitous in our modern world. It is essentially impossible to go through a day without directly benefiting from radiation in some fashion. Yet the plethora of uses for radiation is only partially understood by our own professionals, and such uses are hardly understood and appreciated at all by the general public.
A Tutorial on the Computer Code SOURCES-4A by Erik Shores (Los Alamos)
The Los Alamos SOURCES code determines neutron production rates and spectra from (alpha,n) reactions, spontaneous fission, and delayed neutron emission due to the decay of radionuclides. Four types of problems are solved: homogeneous media, two-region interface problems, three-region interfaces, and monoenergetic alpha beams incident on a slab. This tutorial will describe the theory behind the code, discuss code applications, and present some example problems. Code documentation will be provided in the form of a 4A manual and pending attendance, a copy of the code, example problems, and relevant documentation will be provided on CD. As there is a special session during the conference on SOURCES applications, this workshop should be a nice introduction for those unfamiliar with the code. For further information, contact Erik Shores (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Health Physics Aspects of Criticality Safety by Doug Minnema (DOE)
The art and science of Criticality Safety normally focuses on the prevention of a criticality accident; that is, avoiding an inadvertent assembly of a critical system. While prevention is always the key element of criticality safety, radiation protection specialists need to be prepared for responding to an event, should one occur. Therefore, this workshop will focus on developing an understanding of the radiological conditions created during a criticality accident, and estimating the resulting consequences to individuals exposed to the event. The discussions will be based on basic concepts and first principles, and will include some previous accidents as case studies.
and Future Plans For Los Alamos Radiation Transport Modeling by various
Los Alamos staff