Photon Buildup Factors in Laminated Dual-Layer Shields

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. David N McNelis, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. John Franke, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Man-Sung Yim, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Donald J. Dudziak, Committee Member en_US Davis, Adam en_US 2010-04-02T18:07:31Z 2010-04-02T18:07:31Z 2007-12-07 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-11072007-213713 en_US
dc.description.abstract In radiation protection, photon buildup factors provide a convenient method for calculating dose and exposure response after various shielding configurations, as well as information about the behavior of radiation in these configurations. Though many situations call for multi-layer shields, few data bases and derived analytical formulas for photon buildup in multi-layer shields exist. This research develops buildup factors and an analytical fit to these for dual-layer shields of various materials.The photon buildup factors were calculated for two-layer shields of various combinations of lead, polyethylene, aluminum and stainless steel for thicknesses of 2-20 mean free paths using the discrete-ordinates code PARTISN. The Gauss-Lobatto S100 quadrature was used with a 244-energy-group structure and coupled photon and electron cross sections. These were then benchmarked for representative cases using MCNP5 and fit to a new analytical formula using Mathematica 6.0. en_US
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dc.subject Dual Layer Buildup Factors en_US
dc.subject Photon Buildup en_US
dc.subject Radiation Shielding en_US
dc.subject Radiation Protection en_US
dc.title Photon Buildup Factors in Laminated Dual-Layer Shields en_US MS en_US thesis en_US Nuclear Engineering en_US

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