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Bounded Estimators for Flux at a Point in Monte Carlo

Herbert A. Steinberg, Malvin H. Kalos

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 44 / Number 3 / June 1971 / Pages 406-412


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Methods are given for obtaining bounded estimators for radiation flux at a point detector in a Monte Carlo calculation. In essence, the procedure is to so bias the collision density in the neighborhood of the detector that the usually singular last-flight estimator gives bounded results. The change with respect to usual Monte Carlo procedures is “local” in that only collisions within a fixed neighborhood of the detector are affected. A reselection procedure is used to implement the local requirement.

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