OpenMC - Monte Carlo simulation for radiation dosimetry and nuclear technology applications

The University of Rome Tor Vergata is the main organizing entity for the third edition of the SICC Series - CBRNe Conference that will be held in Rome next September.


This edition will host the SICC SERIES - SUMMER SCHOOL  in OPENMC - Monte Carlo simulation for radiation dosimetry and nuclear technology applications.


This summer school is organised by the CIEMAT and the University of Rome Tor Vergata and it will be possible to attend both by participating to the conference and as a single side event.


The lecturer is Dr. José-María Gómez-Ros.

He is Research Professor and Head of the Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Unit in CIEMAT, Spain. With some thirty-five years of experience in radiation dosimetry and radiation physics (mainly on thermoluminescence, Monte Carlo simulation and neutron dosimetry), he published around 150 papers in scientific journals and submitted 120 contributions to international conferences. He is member of EURADOS Working Group 6 on computational dosimetry, of RSEF (Royal Spanish Physics Society) and SEPR (Spanish Society for Radiological Protection). Currently, he is also secretary of ISSDO (International Solid State Dosimetry Organization).


The summer school is organized in 2 days:


DAY 1 

26 September 2023

3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

National Fire Academy in Rome


DAY 2 

30 September 2023

9.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

University of Rome Tor Vergata


The didactic coordinator of the summer school is Dr. Riccardo Rossi, you can contact him for all the technical issues and for the registration procedure at the summer school:


SICC Series - Summer SchoolOperMC - Monte Carlo simulation for radiation dosimetry and nuclear technology applications




§ Introduction and basic concepts

§ Simulation of radiation transport

§ The OpenMC Monte Carlo simulation code

§ Constructive solid geometry (CSG)

§ Cross sections data libraries

§ Modelling of radiation sources

§ Scoring quantities (tallies)


§ Preliminary examples:

  • Attenuation / shielding of neutron radiation
  • Response of a 3He neutron detector


§ OpenMC Python API


§ Additional examples:

  • Design of a 3He-based neutron monitor
  • Fusion neutronics (tritium breeding ratio TBR, energy multiplication factor, neutron wall loading, shielding, He gas production) (simplified geometry)
  • Medical linear accelerator (LINAC) (simplified geometry)
  • Shielding in a bunker: radiological protection quantities
  • Shielding in a nuclear bomb shelter


§ Advanced topics

  • Complex geometry (lattices, CAD-base geometries)
  • Phase space
  • Transport of secondary charged particles
  • Variance reduction techniques

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