Proof-of-principle to unfold an angle-energy dependent source from forward and adjoint calculations

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For many years there has existed a discrepancy between the measured and calculated responses from the Little Boy weapon in Hiroshima. A myriad of solutions have been proposed, but to no avail. If one can rationalize to himself that it does not really matter exactly what happened with the weapon when it exploded, and if sufficient information exist about the measurements, one should be able to unfold the source. Moreover, if a source can be unfolded in a controlled environment, then it should be possible to unfold a more complicated source, for example, the Little Boy source. This report records ... continued below

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Pace, J.V. III January 10, 2001.

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For many years there has existed a discrepancy between the measured and calculated responses from the Little Boy weapon in Hiroshima. A myriad of solutions have been proposed, but to no avail. If one can rationalize to himself that it does not really matter exactly what happened with the weapon when it exploded, and if sufficient information exist about the measurements, one should be able to unfold the source. Moreover, if a source can be unfolded in a controlled environment, then it should be possible to unfold a more complicated source, for example, the Little Boy source. This report records the findings of a proof-of-principle test to unfold a source in the controlled environment.

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  • Report No.: P00-108157
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Pace, J.V. III. Proof-of-principle to unfold an angle-energy dependent source from forward and adjoint calculations, article, January 10, 2001; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc723530/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.