Computer program Neutron_CR-39 for simulation of neutrons from an Am–Be source and calculation of proton track profiles

Published: 01-07-2011| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/9p699wf54f.1
B. Milenkovic,
N. Stevanovic,
D. Nikezic,
M. Ivanovic


Abstract A computer program called Neutron_CR-39.F90 for neutron simulation through a PADC detector and its detection was described and developed. In this work the neutron Am–Be source was considered for simulation. It was shown that the most intensive secondary particles, created in neutron interactions with the detector, are protons. The programming steps are outlined with detailed description of neutron simulation, determination of latent tracks of created protons, as well as, their development aft... Title of program: Neutron_CR-39 Catalogue Id: AEIU_v1_0 Nature of problem The neutrons do not cause ionizations in the detector, and consequently no tracks are produced directly by them in the PADC. Due to the elastic and nonelastic interaction of neutrons with the atoms of PADC, recoil nuclei and secondary particles are created producing latent intrinsic tracks. After chemical etching in aqueous NaOH solution these tracks become visible under optical microscope and usually density of visible tracks is measured. Optical microscopes are often used for this purpose but ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEIU_v1_0; Neutron_CR-39; 10.1016/j.cpc.2011.03.024 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)