The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 293–297 | Cite as

Monte Carlo method for neutron spectrum recovery - a new approach based on the accelerated ions distribution

  • I. M. Ivanova-StanikEmail author
  • R. Miklaszewski
Topical issue: 23rd Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology


New method of neutron spectrum recovery described in the paper involves accelerated deuterons (that produce neutrons in DD reaction) and allows getting neutron spectrum in any direction from computed time-velocity \((t, \textbf{V})\) characteristics of deuterons. Time of flight signals registered in various distances and directions are used, that makes information involved in the recovery process (Monte-Carlo simulation) more complete than in a one-directional case, although additional assumption about axial symmetry of deuterons motion, is required. In the paper recent results of two standard tests of the proposed method are presented demonstrating its capability to recover neutron spectrum from time-of-flight signals.


52.65.Pp Monte Carlo methods 02.70.Uu Applications of Monte Carlo methods 52.58.Lq Z-pinches, plasma focus, and other pinch devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser MicrofusionWarsawPoland

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