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ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee. Among them are Position Statements #37 and #63, dating from 2010, which have been retired for lacking policy recommendations and for being redundant, as other position statements exist with language that better articulates the Society’s stance on those topics.
Tony H. Shin, Jesson Hutchinson, Rian Bahran, Sara A. Pozzi
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 193 | Number 6 | June 2019 | Pages 663-679
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2018.1560758
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The purpose of this technical note is to consolidate the notations used for describing parameters that pertain to neutron multiplicity mathematics relevant to various applications including nonproliferation, international safeguards, and criticality safety among others. The nomenclatures used in these techniques vary widely depending on the origin of the work and their applications. We aim to consolidate many of the previously used notations in a single document to enhance past, present, and future technical exchanges pertaining to neutron multiplicity. This will help avoid confusion in future publications and will facilitate wider application-independent advancements and utility of peer-reviewed findings. A brief introduction and history of neutron multiplicity counting is presented, followed by a summary of commonly used techniques in a variety of different applications. In each section, we present the notations used in previous publications for the reader’s reference.