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MCNP5 Versus MCNPX

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  1. Mar 9, 2015 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I need help.
    Anyone can explain what is the basic differences between MCNP5 and MCNPX? I appreciate every suggestion for help me. Thanks. Rose
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2015 #2
    Hi,
    You may want to check the link. I hope it works for you.

    Best.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2015 #3
    the MCNPX can be used for depletion calculations
     
  5. Mar 13, 2015 #4
    Thanks a lot "Parazit". The link has helped me.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2015 #5
    Thanks a lot for reply. But, can you explain depletion calculation means? If you don't have any objection, you can explain by example. thx
     
  7. Mar 13, 2015 #6

    Astronuc

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    Depletion refers to the decrease, or depletion, of fissile nuclides, e.g., 235U and 239Pu with time. When a nucleus fissions, the result is two new radionuclides, or fission products. So, in addition to depletion, one must calculate the accumulation of fission products. In addition to fission, one also must account to the creation of fissile isotopes, e.g., 239Pu and 241Pu, and other transuranics, e.g., isotopes of Am and Cm.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2015 #7
    Thank you Astronuc for the explanation.
     
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