Energy Dissipation in the Target Station of the Spallation Neutron Source

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The heat distributions within the components of the target station of the Spallation Neutron Source were calculated using the Monte Carlo codes HETC, LAHET and MCNP to track the cascade of events after the introduction of 1 GeV protons in the mercury target. The boundaries of the model are the proton window and the external reflectors and includes such components as the stainless steel container, the water coolant, the thermal and cold neutron sources and the beam tubes. The calculations show that detailed heat distributions are sensitive to the proton beam profile and the curvature of the surface penetrated by ... continued below

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Charlton, L.A. & Difilippo, F.C. September 27, 1999.

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The heat distributions within the components of the target station of the Spallation Neutron Source were calculated using the Monte Carlo codes HETC, LAHET and MCNP to track the cascade of events after the introduction of 1 GeV protons in the mercury target. The boundaries of the model are the proton window and the external reflectors and includes such components as the stainless steel container, the water coolant, the thermal and cold neutron sources and the beam tubes. The calculations show that detailed heat distributions are sensitive to the proton beam profile and the curvature of the surface penetrated by the proton beam.

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  • ANS International Conference on Mathematics and Computation, Reactor Physics in Nuclear Applications, Madrid, Spain, September 27-30, 1999

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  • Report No.: ORNL/CP-102359
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Charlton, L.A. & Difilippo, F.C. Energy Dissipation in the Target Station of the Spallation Neutron Source, article, September 27, 1999; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703651/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.