Methods for radionuclide production calculation in a high power proton accelerator have been developed and applied to study production of 22 isotopes by high-energy protons and neutrons. These methods are readily applicable to accelerator, and reactor, environments other than the particular model we considered and to the production of other radioactive and stable isotopes. We have also developed methods for evaluating cross sections from a wide variety of sources into a single cross section set and have produced an evaluated library covering about a third of all natural elements. These methods also are applicable to an expanded set of reactions. A 684 page detailed report on this study, with 37 tables and 264 color figures is available on the Web at http://t2.lanl.gov/publications/publications.html, or, if not accessible, in hard copy from the authors.
- Pub Date:
- January 1999
- Nuclear Theory;
- Physics - Accelerator Physics
- 13 pages, LaTeX, 1 table, 6 figures, submitted to NIM A and to be presented at the American Physical Society Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 20-26, 1999