A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade

Barry D Ganapol, L. W. Townsend

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Abstract

With our ever-increasing interest in establishing humankind's presence in space, the protection of personnel from highly energetic radiation in the space environment has become acutely relevant. A significant factor limiting human travel in space is the absorbed dose in tissue resulting from galactic cosmic rays. NASA's new initiatives to colonize the moon and send an expedition to Mars, has greatly increased interest in reliably simulating the cumulative whole body dose received during space missions. Dose simulations require proper verification, which is the primary theme of our presentation. In the following analysis of ion cascades from Galatic Cosmic Rays, we present a mathematically tractable, yet representative analytical benchmark.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
Pages2905-2913
Number of pages9
Volume4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 - Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 14 2008Sep 19 2008

Other

OtherInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
CountrySwitzerland
CityInterlaken
Period9/14/089/19/08

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Cosmic rays
Cascades (fluid mechanics)
cascades
dosage
Moon
Ions
Dosimetry
NASA
expeditions
ions
aerospace environments
personnel
space missions
Personnel
natural satellites
Tissue
Radiation
mars
travel
cosmic rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Ganapol, B. D., & Townsend, L. W. (2008). A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade. In International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 (Vol. 4, pp. 2905-2913)

A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade. / Ganapol, Barry D; Townsend, L. W.

International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08. Vol. 4 2008. p. 2905-2913.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ganapol, BD & Townsend, LW 2008, A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade. in International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08. vol. 4, pp. 2905-2913, International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08, Interlaken, Switzerland, 9/14/08.
Ganapol BD, Townsend LW. A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade. In International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08. Vol. 4. 2008. p. 2905-2913
Ganapol, Barry D ; Townsend, L. W. / A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade. International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08. Vol. 4 2008. pp. 2905-2913
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