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Dose rate through shielding from Co-60 to verify Monte Carlo result?

I need to calculate the dose rate leaking from sealed Co-60 sources. Let's say the activity of a source is 7 TBq. The source is tube shaped, 2 mm radius and 10 mm in height. There is 5 cm of tungsten ...
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Where can I find a database of (n,n' gamma) and (n,gamma) reactions sorted by Isotope and Q value

I have some MCNP spectra with interesting gamma peaks. I can not for the life of me find a database that allows me to search for reactions by Q value or isotope, or both. I can't even find the Q value ...
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Is my understanding of the Chernobyl explosions correct?

I have been reading technical reports and whatnot about Chernobyl for some time, and I'm feeling that they-or their wording-is not quite letting me understand it. For lack of a better way to present ...
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How to code this iterative scheme for solving 2-group diffusion equation?

I am trying to write a python code to solve the neutron diffusion equation to model neutron flux distribution in a one-dimensional two-group setting. The governing equations of the system are: $$-...
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Volumetric Flow Rate calculation

I am getting stuck in a problem where 20% of 8 tonnes of the reactor fuel(thermal nuclear reactor) is removed 2 months after shutdown( the reactor was in operation for 30 years and then got shutdown) ...
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Is the core of an RBMK reactor submersed in coolant?

I have looked at many diagrams of the Chernobyl reactor and am wondering where the coolant comes from that enters the control rod channels when the control rods are raised. All the diagrams show ...