Prompt Gamma Heating

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Prompt Gamma Heating

Postby gtdrew » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 am


I am trying to determine the energy deposited in a system by prompt gammas from fission and the gammas resulting from radiative capture reactions. I was planning on using a -12 analog photon heating tally. However, does the -12 reaction number encompass both of these gammas, or simply the gammas born from neutron induced reactions? If this second statement is the case, does Serpent have a way of determining the energy deposited by prompt gamma rays besides lumping them into the approximate Q-value of 202.379 MeV/fission? Thank you in advance!
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Re: Prompt Gamma Heating

Postby Ville Valtavirta » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:28 pm


-12 should include all gammas that are being tracked.

In coupled neutron-gamma simulations (set ngamma 1) photons from neutron induced reactions are produced as the primary gamma source.

Neutron induced reactions include radiative capture (n,gamma)/MT102 and fission. Basically, the photon product cross sections and yields from the neutron ACE-data are used directly for sampling the secondary photons.

Coupled neutron-gamma simulations do not include delayed gammas from fission (emitted from decay of fission products) or from neutron capture (emitted from decay of transmutation products).

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