Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The one-dimensional discrete ordinates code ANISN has been adapted to simulate the transport of low-energy (on the order of a few MeV) electrons. Two different calculational techniques have been utilized for the treatment of electron-electron collisions that result in a small energy transfer. One method treats such collisions by a continuous slowing-down approximation, while the other method treats these collisions by the use of a very approximate cross section. Calculated results obtained with ANISN are compared with experimental data for the transmitted energy and angular distributions for 1-, 2.5-, 4-, and 8- MeV electrons normally incident on aluminum slabs of various thicknesses and for 1-MeV electrons normally incident on a gold slab. The calculated and experimental results are in reasonably good agreement for the aluminum slabs but are in poor agreement for the gold slab. Calculated results obtained with ANISN are also compared with calculated results obtained with Monte Carlo methods"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Edwards, D. R.

Committee Member(s)

Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006
Tsoulfanidis, Nicholas
Penico, Anthony J., 1923-2011
Dowell, Jerry T.
Webb, William H.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

xi, 97 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-96).

Rights

© 1971 David Elliott Bartin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electron transport -- Mathematical models
Transport theory -- Discrete ordinates method

Thesis Number

T 2603

Print OCLC #

6037765

Electronic OCLC #

872275556

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