MCNEG 2008

The MCNEG 2008 and the associated Monte Carlo workshop took place between the 3rd and 6th of March, 2008, at the Birchwood Conference Centre. The meeting was aimed at users of all radiation transport codes, and provided delegates with the opportunity to present and discuss their applications and recent developments of Monte Carlo in radiotherapy, radiation protection, radioactivity, the nuclear and other industries.

Both events were sponsored by the following companies and organisations

The following is a list of papers presented at the meeting

Archeological applications

Roger Nathan, University of Oxford, UK "All people are Africans!" adds MCNP.

Medical Applications I

Tricia Tynan, University of Texas, USA Use of BEAMnrc and DOSXYZnrc to Model Modulated Electron Beams Delivered Through a Photon Multileaf Collimator

Zamir Ghani, University of Birmingham, UK BNCT Beam Monitoring, Characterisation and Dosimetry

Nuclear applications

Boris Lukhminsky, PetroAliance Services Company, Russia Performing the systems of autonomous nuclear logging-tools interpretation for horizontal boreholes

Raul Pampin, Euratom/UKAEA Fusion Association, UK Radiation transport tools and applications in UK fusion research

Medical Applications II

Patrick Downes, Velindre Cancer Centre, UK Development and QA of Secondary Collimation Component Modules for beampp

Aurélie Desbrée, IRSN, France Personalized Dosimetry Associating Voxel-Based Phantoms with Monte Carlo Calculation in Nuclear Medicine and Radioprotection

Geoff Dobson, Serco, UK Whole Body modelling using the VOXEL Hole in MCBEND

Space Applications

Robert Singleterry, NASA Langley Research Center, USA Simple Comparisons of Stochastic and Deterministic Codes to OLTARIS for Space Radiation Models and Continuation into a Benchmark Set

Computational Methods I

Arkady Serikov, FZK-EURATOM, Germany Parallel computations for the auto-converted MCNP5 models of the ITER ECRH launcher

Jan Jansen, Health Protection Agency, UK Commissioning of a PC Cluster for the calculation of scanner-specific normalised organ doses from CT

John Wagner, ORNL, US Global variance reduction

Richard Neal, Sellafield Ltd, UK Development of run-time Doppler broadening for MONK and MCBEND

Detector Design and Optimisation

Amokrane Allaoua, IRSN,France Use of Monte Carlo codes for the definition of a nuclei recoil detector for the reference establishment of neutron yields for IRSN-AMANDE facility

Mehdi Benmosbah, IRSN, France Response functions calculation of hydrogenous proportional counters using MCNPX

Validation and Verification

Mark Bailey, NPL, UK Review of Monte Carlo codes by the Modelling Working Group of the Panel on Gamma and Electron Irradiation

Daniel Kirby, University of Birmingham, UK A comparison of TRIM 2008, MCNPX 2.4 and 2.5 with measurements in a non-modulated 29 MeV proton beam

Rick Tanner, HPA, UK Analysis of the CONRAD Computational problems on Bonner spheres, recoil proton telescope and sigma realistic calibration field

Mark Bailey, NPL, UK Modelling a commercial cobalt-60 tote irradiator using the Monte Carlo code egspp, and validation using a real-time dosimeter

Robert Price, City University, UK Analysis of the CONRAD Computational problems

Computational Methods II

Keith Searson, Sellafield Ltd,UK Trimmed NURBS Surface Tracking

Jaakko Leppänen, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland The use of a unionized energy grid in the PSG continuous energy Monte Carlo reactor physics code.

Emiliano Spezi, Velindre Cancer Centre, UK The RTGrid project: clinical deployment of Monte Carlo simulations for radiotherapy treatments using the UK e-Science Grid

Randy Schwarz, Visual Editor Consultants,US MCNP-Vised

Poster Session

N. Ghal-Eha, Damghan University of Basic Sciences, Iran and and G. R. Etaati, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran Light transport simulation in scintillators.

T. Palani Selvam, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India and and D.W.O. Rogers, Carleton University, Canada. Inclusion of Bragg-Gray stopping-power ratios in the EGSnrc user-code SPRRZnrc