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NEA-0700 NRESP4, NEFF4.

NRESP-3, Organic Scintillation Detector Response to Monoenergetic Fast Neutron

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1. NAME OR DESIGNATION OF PROGRAM:  NRESP4, NEFF4.
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2. COMPUTERS
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Program name Package id Status Status date
NRESP3 NEA-0700/01 Tested 16-NOV-1983
NRESP4 NEA-0700/02 Tested 13-AUG-1985

Machines used:

Package ID Orig. computer Test computer
NEA-0700/01 IBM 3081 IBM 3081
NEA-0700/02 TELEF. TR440 DEC VAX 11/780
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3. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEM OR FUNCTION

The programs calculate response functions of an organic scintillation detector for incident neutrons in the energy range from 0.05 to 20.0 MeV. The detector system consists of a cylindrical scintillator (e.g. NE213) surrounded by a  cylindrical aluminium housing and connected to a lucite light pipe.
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4. METHOD OF SOLUTION

The codes use the Monte Carlo method. Histories of neutrons emitted from a source positioned outside the scinillator are calculated. The spectrum of the light output from secondary charged particles produced by neutron reactions within the scintillator is calculated.
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5. RESTRICTIONS ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROBLEM

A neutron point source positioned at the scintillator axis at any distance from the  scintillaor or for larger distances with an angle from 0 to 90 degrees off this axis are considered. Cross section data for H, C, and Al up to 20 MeV are taken from ENDF/B-V. Non isotropic angular distributions are included for elastic and inelastic scattering from Al. Point cross sections are used with interpolation intervals of 20 to 100 keV. Wall effects are considered only for protons.
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6. TYPICAL RUNNING TIME

NRESP4: To calculate a response spectrum with 200,000 neutron histories takes about 25 minutes on the TR440.
NEFF4: To calculate the detector efficiency from 0 to 20 MeV with an energy bin of 100 keV and 3,000,000 neutron histories takes about 9 hours on the TR440.
NEA-0700/02
NEA-DB executed the test cases included in the package  on a VAX-11/780. NRESP4 required 31 CPU seconds; NEFF4 required 40 seconds of CPU running time.
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7. UNUSUAL FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

The Monte Carlo code uses weighting methods and may therefore also be applied to small scintillators. Neutron scattering in the surrounding aluminium housing and in the light pipe is taken into account. The programs use new cross section data and up to 7 channels for the 12(n,n'3alpha) reaction.
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8. RELATED AND AUXILIARY PROGRAMS

NRESP4 calculates the response function with a non-linear bin width. The program NTRANS transforms  this spectrum to a spectrum which is linear in light output. The spectrum may also be folded with a channel-dependent detector resolution.
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9. STATUS
Package ID Status date Status
NEA-0700/01 16-NOV-1983 Tested at NEADB
NEA-0700/02 13-AUG-1985 Tested at NEADB
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10. REFERENCES:
NEA-0700/02, included references:
- G. Dietze and H. Klein:
  NRESP4 and NEFF4: Monte Carlo Codes for the Calculation of Neutron
  Response Functions and Detection Efficiencies for NE 213
  Scintillation Detectors.  PTB-ND-22  (October 1982)
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11. MACHINE REQUIREMENTS

The programs run in 45K bytes of main storage on TR440. A external data storage device is needed for input and output.
NEA-0700/02
Main storage requirements for test case execution are:  105,960 bytes (NRESP4); 94,208 bytes (NEFF4); 15,360 bytes 9NTRANS).
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12. PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE(S) USED
Package ID Computer language
NEA-0700/01 FORTRAN-IV
NEA-0700/02 FORTRAN-IV
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13. OPERATING SYSTEM UNDER WHICH PROGRAM IS EXECUTED:
BS 3, MV 192617 time sharing system of TR440.
NEA-0700/02
VAX/VMS V3.4 (VAX-11/780).
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14. OTHER PROGRAMMING OR OPERATING INFORMATION OR RESTRICTIONS:
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15. NAME AND ESTABLISHMENT OF AUTHOR

    Guenther Dietze:
    Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
    Bundesallee 100
    D-3300 Braunschweig
    Federal Republic of Germany
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16. MATERIAL AVAILABLE
NEA-0700/01
File name File description Records
NEA0700_01.003 NRESP3 INFORMATION FILE 78
NEA0700_01.004 NRESP3 JCL 89
NEA0700_01.005 NRESP3 SOURCE PROGRAM (FORTRAN-4) 1698
NEA0700_01.006 CROSS SECTION DATA 405
NEA0700_01.007 NRESP3 INPUT DATA 9
NEA0700_01.008 RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR (ASSEMBLER) 17
NEA0700_01.009 NTRANS SOURCE PROGRAM (FORTRAN-4) 164
NEA0700_01.010 NRESP3 PRINTED OUTPUT 64
NEA0700_01.011 NRESP3 SPECTRUM OUTPUT FILE 161
NEA-0700/02
File name File description Records
NEA0700_02.003 INFORMATION FILE 80
NEA0700_02.004 NRESP4 FORTRAN SOURCE 1938
NEA0700_02.005 NRESP4 COMMAND PROCEDURE FOR SAMPLE CASE 33
NEA0700_02.006 NRESP4 SAMPLE CASE 6
NEA0700_02.007 NRESP4 SAMPLE CASE PRINTED OUTPUT 64
NEA0700_02.008 NRESP4 SPECTRUM OUTPUT(UNIT 41) 161
NEA0700_02.009 NEFF4 FORTRAN SOURCE 1808
NEA0700_02.010 NEFF4 COMMAND PROCEDURE FOR SAMPLE CASE 33
NEA0700_02.011 NEFF4 SAMPLE CASE INPUT 8
NEA0700_02.012 NEFF4 SAMPLE CASE PRINTED OUTPUT 85
NEA0700_02.013 NEFF4 SPECTRUM OUTPUT (LOGICAL UNIT 41) 56
NEA0700_02.014 NWQ4 DATA LIBRARY IN SEQUENTIAL 1537
NEA0700_02.015 AUXILIARY PROGRAM TO CONVERT NWQ4 LIBRARY 28
NEA0700_02.016 NTRANS FORTRAN SOURCE 163
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17. CATEGORIES
  • O. Experimental Data Processing

Keywords: liquid scintillators, neutron detectors, neutron spectra, response functions, scintillation detectors.