Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 124 / Number 3 / November 1996 / Pages 431-435
Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE96-A17921
The derivation and proper use of a formula originally published in 1959 for thermal neutron self-shielding computations in scattering bodies are presented. It is shown that the f0 entity in this formula must be computed using the total macroscopic cross section ∑t instead of the macroscopic absorption cross section ∑a, as was stated in previous publications. The validity of the formula is verified by Monte Carlo computations.