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Reactor Shielding Design Manual

Description: The purpose of this manual is to help an engineer or scientist to design a practical shield by making available to them the techniques and data developed by the Naval Reactors Program and Pressurized Water Reactor Program.
Date: March 1956
Creator: Rockwell, Theodore, III
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Partial Return Yoke for MICE

Description: The international Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) is a large scale experiment which is presently assembled at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot, UK. The purpose of MICE is to demonstrate the concept of ionization cooling experimentally. Ionization cooling is an important accelerator concept which will be essential for future HEP experiments such as a potential Muon Collider or a Neutrino Factory. The MICE experiment will house up to 18 superconducting solenoids, all of which produce a substantial amount of magnetic flux. Recently it was realized that this magnetic flux leads to a considerable stray magnetic field in the MICE hall. This is a concern as technical equipment in the MICE hall may may be compromised by this. In July 2012 a concept called partial return yoke was presented to the MICE community, which reduces the stray field in the MICE hall to a safe level. This report summarizes the general concept, engineering considerations and the expected shielding performance.
Date: May 3, 2013
Creator: Witte, Holger & Plate, Stephen
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A Problem in the Conversion of Neutron Dose to Flux

Description: This report discusses the calculation involved in converting neutron dose to flux. In order to test conversion calculation methods, the flux entering the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Lid Tank and the water by the north face of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Bulk Shielding Reactor was used.
Date: June 29, 1953
Creator: McMillan, D. E.
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Field Handling Study of Heavy Aggregate Concrete

Description: Purpose: "This test was conducted to gain information and experience in the handling of heavy aggregate concrete. The results from this test were to establish procedures for a subsequent program -- "Construction Test of High Density Concrete Shielding.""
Date: December 7, 1951
Creator: Emmons, C. D.
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Shielding of External Magnetic Perturbations By Torque In Rotating Tokamak Plasmas

Description: The imposition of a nonaxisymmetric magnetic perturbation on a rotating tokamak plasma requires energy and toroidal torque. Fundamental electrodynamics implies that the torque is essentially limited and must be consistent with the external response of a plasma equilibrium ƒ = j x B. Here magnetic measurements on National Spherical Torus eXperiment (NSTX) device are used to derive the energy and the torque, and these empirical evaluations are compared with theoretical calculations based on perturbed scalar pressure equilibria ƒ = ∇p coupled with the theory of nonambipolar transport. The measurement and the theory are consistent within acceptable uncertainties, but can be largely inconsistent when the torque is comparable to the energy. This is expected since the currents associated with the torque are ignored in scalar pressure equilibria, but these currents tend to shield the perturbation.
Date: August 24, 2009
Creator: Jong-Kyu Park, Allen H. Boozer, Jonathan E. Menard, Stefan P. Gerhardt, and Steve A. Sabbagh
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Optimization of next-event estimation probability in Monte Carlo shielding calculations

Description: In Monte Carlo radiation transport calculations with point detectors, the next-event estimation is employed to estimate the response to each detector from all collision sites. The computation time required for this estimation process is substantial and often exceeds the time required to generate and process particle histories in a calculation. This estimation from all collision sites is, therefore, very wasteful in Monte Carlo shielding calculations. For example, in the source region and in regions far away from the detectors, the next-event contribution of a particle is often very small and insignificant. A method for reducing this inefficiency is described. (WHK)
Date: January 1, 1983
Creator: Hoffman, T.J. & Tang, J.S.
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Military Field Expedient Shielding Experiment

Description: Convair-Fort Worth, under contract to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, performed experiments to obtain data for use in applying field materials to shield portable nuclear-reactor power plants.
Date: October 18, 1960
Creator: Wheeler, D. M. & Bostick, L. H.
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Test Results on D-12A-2

Description: The purpose of this report is to describe the recent tests of D-12A-2. The tests of D-12A-2 began on April 30 and ended on May 8. The unusually long test period was a result of an extensive series of magnetic field measurements in which we attempted to determine the shielding affects of a sextupole compensating coil and the decay of the currents induced in this coil. This report is short, but much of the data from the tests are included or summarized. We begin with a description of the coil and conductor, continue with the training history, the results of magnetic measurements, including the use of a sextupole compensating coil and then describe the results of heater induced quenches including estimates of axial and transverse quench propagation velocities.
Date: August 8, 1984
Creator: Hassenzahl, W.
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A Study of Techniques for Measuring the Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Materials

Description: Abstract: Shielding effectiveness relates to a material's ability to reduce the transmission of propagating fields in order to electromagnetically isolate one region from another. Because a complex material's shielding capability is difficult to predict, it often must be measured. A number of measurement approaches are studied including the use of a shielded room, coaxial transmission line holders, time domain signals, the dual TEM cell, and an apertured TEM cell in a reverberation chamber. In each case, we consider the system's frequency range, test sample requirements, test field type, dynamic range, time required, analytical background, and present data taken on a common set of materials.
Date: May 1986
Creator: Wilson, Perry F. & Ma, Mark T.
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Description: Digital-computer shielding-nuclear analysis programs are described. Each description includes (1) the purpose of the program, (2) the theoretical or physical assumptions, and (3) the major computer equipment required by the program. (auth)
Date: October 29, 1957
Creator: Capo, M.A.
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