"Plane parallel neutron beams normally incident upon the curved surface of a solid reflector are studied with the Monte Carlo method. The geometries studied are cylindrical, parabolic, and hemispherical. It is shown that when the curved surface is cylindrical, a small "focusing effect" occurs in the reflected neutron beam. Parabolic and hemispherical surfaces do not show "focusing". A study of the factors which determine the spatial dependence of the reflected flux shows that the probability of emergence of a neutron, traveling a fixed distance from a point inside the reflector, depends upon the curvature of the surface. It is only for cylindrical geometry that this probability as a function of distance shows a "peak" which results in "focusing""--Abstract, page ii.
Edwards, D. R.
Hill, Otto H.
Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006
Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 72 pages
© 1971 11:52:58 PM Charles Jack Kalter, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
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Neutron transport theory -- Computer simulation
Paraboloid -- Computer simulation
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Kalter, Charles Jack, "A Monte Carlo calculation of neutron reflection from various curved surfaces" (1971). Doctoral Dissertations. 212.