"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.
Edwards, D. R.
Bolon, Albert E., 1939-2006
Penico, Anthony J., 1923-2011
Dowell, Jerry T.
Webb, William H.
Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science
Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
University of Missouri--Rolla
xi, 97 pages
© 1971 David Elliott Bartin, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Electron transport -- Mathematical models
Transport theory -- Discrete ordinates method
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Bartine, David E., "Low-energy electron transport by the method of discrete ordinates" (1971). Doctoral Dissertations. 1834.