What is a unit of time listed in MCNP6 PTRAC output file?

In summary, the conversation discusses the analysis of a PTRAC output file from MCNP6 and the difficulty in finding the unit of time listed in the file. It is suggested that the natural unit of time in MCNP is the shake, which is equivalent to 10 nanoseconds. This unit is commonly used in nuclear events and is historically significant in chain reactions. It is proposed that this may be the unit for the parameter in question.
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Time unit in MCNP6 PTRAC
Hi everyone,

I've been trying to analyze PTRAC output file from MCNP6

here we can see the location , cell, particle, time, and so on...

My question is, I have trouble finding the unit of time listed in PTRAC, (ex, 0.30113E-02), which is hard to find in MCNP manual

My intuition is that the time unit is in milisecond, or microsecond

Does anyone know the answer of this simple question?
 
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The natural unit of time in MCNP is the shake. 1 shake is 10ns. It's a convenient scale for nuclear events and it's the right order for one generation in a chain reaction so there is a lot of history attached to it. Could that be the right for the parameter you are looking at?
 

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