A benchmark solution for heavy galactic cosmic ion cascade

B. 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
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08 - Interlaken, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 14 2008Sep 19 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08
Volume4

Other

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

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 (pp. 2905-2913). (International Conference on the Physics of Reactors 2008, PHYSOR 08; Vol. 4).