"The reflection patterns for neutrons impinging on both an infinite parabola and an infinite slab were studied using the Monte Carlo method. In the first case neutrons were sent into an infinite parabola (z =x²/2) moving on the XZ plane parallel to the z axis at 5 points, namely: y = 1.5, x = -1.5; y = 1.5, x = -.75; y = 1. 5, x = 0. 0; y = 15, x =.75; y = 1.5, x = 1.5. The results were that there appeared to be a "focusing" of the scattered neutrons. In the second case, neutrons were allowed to impinge close to the apex of the parabola at y = 1. 5, x = -0.5; y = 1.5, x = -0.25; y = 1.5, x = 0.0; y = 1.5, x = 0.25; y = 1.5, x = 0.5. These results were compared to an infinite slab by sending neutrons into the slab at the same points. The parabola pattern showed a definite greater concentration than did the slab pattern. The above results lead the author to believe that a parabolic reflector might be beneficial in reactor experiments where neutron high density is desired at some point in space"--Abstract, Page ii.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
M.S. in Nuclear Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 54 pages
© 1970 Marion Jay Rackley, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Neutron transport theory -- Computer simulation
Paraboloid -- Computer simulation
Monte Carlo method -- Computer simulation
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Rackley, Marion Jay, "Study of neutron reflection from a curved surface using the Monte Carlo method" (1970). Masters Theses. 7050.