2021 MCNP / MCNPX PoliMi Workshop

This workshop will instruct users in the MCNP and MCNPX-PoliMi codes. The workshop will occur daily from 1:00 – 5:00 pm (ET). Days 1 and 2 will cover the basics of MCNP simulations; days 3 and 4 will focus on applications of MCNPX-PoliMi.

Workshop topics include:

  • What is Monte Carlo radiation transport and MCNP?
  • Geometry: surface and cell specifications
  • Material and basic source definitions
  • Running MCNP and tips and tricks
  • MCNPX-PoliMi introduction
  • MCNPX-PoliMi source capabilities, including new models of fission
  • Spontaneous and neutron/gamma induced fission
  • Combined sources such as MOX fuel
  • Detector-response simulations with the MPPost code
  • Organic scintillator (e.g., liquids and plastic)
  • Capture detectors (e.g., He-3)
  • Inorganic scintillators (e.g., NaI)
  • Special detectors (capture-gated)
  • Simulations of time-of-flight experiments
  • Simulations of multiplicity experiments