Americium - Beryllium neutron source

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Peter Wolniewicz
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Americium - Beryllium neutron source

Post by Peter Wolniewicz » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:02 pm

Is it possible to simulate the following chain of reactions in order to calculate neutron dose from an Americum-Beryllium source?

Am-241 -> alfa decay

alfa + Be-9 -> neutron



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Re: Americium - Beryllium neutron source

Post by Jaakko Leppänen » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:26 am

Serpent doesn't have an alpha transport mode, so no. You need the neutron source rate and emission spectrum from the (alpha,Be-9)-reaction.
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