ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
Latest Magazine Issues
Latest Journal Issues
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
HPS's Eric Goldin: On health physics
Eric Goldin, president of the Health Physics Society, is a radiation safety specialist with 40 years of experience in power reactor health physics, supporting worker and public radiation safety programs. A certified health physicist since 1984, he has served on the American Board of Health Physics, and since 2004, he has been a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements’ Program Area Committee 2, which provides guidance for radiation safety in occupational settings for a variety of industries and activities. He was awarded HPS Fellow status in 2012 and was elected to the NCRP in 2014.
Goldin’s radiological engineering experience includes ALARA programs, instrumentation, radioactive waste management, emergency planning, dosimetry, decommissioning, licensing, effluents, and environmental monitoring.
The HPS, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is the largest radiation safety society in the world. Its membership includes scientists, safety professionals, physicists, engineers, attorneys, and other professionals from academia, industry, medical institutions, state and federal government, the national laboratories, the military, and other organizations.
The HPS’s activities include encouraging research in radiation science, developing standards, and disseminating radiation safety information. Its members are involved in understanding, evaluating, and controlling the potential risks from radiation relative to the benefits.
Goldin talked about the HPS and health physics activities with Rick Michal, editor-in-chief of Nuclear News.
Rodolfo M. Ferrer, Joel D. Rhodes III
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 182 | Number 2 | February 2016 | Pages 151-165
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE15-6
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
A linear source (LS) approximation scheme is presented for the two-dimensional method of characteristics (MOC). The LS approximation relies on the computation of track-based spatial moments over source regions to obtain the LS expansion coefficients. The proposed LS scheme improves the solution accuracy relative to the constant or flat source (FS) approximation. The LS scheme is capable of treating arbitrarily shaped source regions under isotopic or anisotropic scattering assumptions. The LS scheme is also compatible with standard coarse-mesh finite difference acceleration. Numerical tests presented for the C5G7 mixed oxide benchmark show that for comparable accuracy with respect to the reference solution, the LS approximation can reduce the run time by a factor of 4 and the memory requirements by a factor of 10 relative to the FS scheme. This is because the LS scheme permits the use of a much coarser grid than the FS scheme. Numerical tests presented for simple cold critical core configurations with anisotropic scattering confirm the advantage of using the LS scheme.