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Is MCNP free for Pcs with windows xp?How i can get it?

  1. Dec 27, 2008 #1
    Is MCNP free for Pcs with windows xp?
    How i can get it?

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  3. Dec 28, 2008 #2

    Astronuc

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    Distribution of MCNP is restricted.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2008 #3
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    MCNP can be used on Windows XP and is free, but like Astronuc said, its distribution is restricted. You can get a copy, but if you aren't a student or don't live in the US, it might be difficult.
    Check out the RSICC website for more information: http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/
     
  5. Dec 29, 2008 #4

    Lisa!

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    Why? Because of concerns like Iran case?
    PS:anyway can I ask what's the latest version of it?

    Thanks
     
  6. Dec 29, 2008 #5

    Astronuc

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    I believe it's considered 'applied technology'. Nevertheless, it is under export control, and it's distribution is handled on a case-by-case basis. It might be as simple as 'knowing who has what copies".

    I found this on IAEA/NEA's site: All participants must have an MCNP or MCNPX license obtained through the NEA Data Bank or the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center (RSICC) ( http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/rsiccnew/online.htm ).

    RSICC mentions that one cannot obtain MCNP for another party. Any person wishing to obtain the application must apply directly to RSICC, whether for personal or institutional use.

    When I first started working in the field, any report shipped overseas had to be accompanied by a page, which included the restrictions on distribution and list of countries, which were basically all communist and Arab (Islamic) nations, as well as S. Africa, and a few others.

    For more information - http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/rsiccnew/mcnp5-1.40release.htm
    MCNP5 1.40 and MCNPX 2.5.0 (latest version, AFAIK)

    and - MCNP - A General Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code - Version 5
    http://mcnp-green.lanl.gov/
     
  7. Dec 29, 2008 #6

    Lisa!

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    Thank you very much, Astro!:smile:
     
  8. Jan 6, 2009 #7

    QuantumPion

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    When I was first learning MCNP to use for reactor fuel analysis, I ran into the problem that all the cross section libraries were either room temperature or tens of thousands kelvin. Hmm, I wonder what those would be used for...
     
  9. Jan 13, 2009 #8
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    Thank you Astronuc
     
  10. Dec 21, 2010 #9
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    Hi Astronuc,
    I'm a french student. My master degree give me the opportunitie to have an internship from April to September. Moreover, I have another internship of only two month before (from February to March) to get a skill.
    I need to get MCNP skill in the first internship so would like to know if it is possible to get a MCNP licence during the second internship, to train?
     
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