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ANS Board of Directors votes to retire outdated position statements
The American Nuclear Society’s Board of Directors on November 19 voted to retire several outdated position statements, as requested by the Public Policy Committee.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.
Li Cheng, Bin Zhong, Huayun Shen, Zehua Hu, Baiwen Li
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 1 | January 2020 | Pages 44-55
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1650520
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We propose an improved algorithm of generating scattering matrices based on the Monte Carlo method. The new algorithm can greatly improve convergence compared to the traditional approach of the collision estimator. The formula for estimating statistical errors in the new algorithm is given. How the new algorithm benefits the convergence without investing large neutron samples is analyzed, and we also point out that with properly partitioned energy groups, the precision of scattering matrices can get close to that of total scattering cross sections. The new algorithm has been implemented in the neutron transport code NPTS and validated with a number of critical benchmark problems.