Neutral particle Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scattering
AuthorAlani, Mahdi Ahmed, 1954-
AdvisorGanapol, Barry D.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe linear Boltzmann equation for the transport of neutral particles is investigated with the objective of generating benchmark-quality calculations for homogeneous infinite media. In all cases, the problems are stationary, of one energy group, and the scattering is both isotropic and anisotropic. In the transport problems considered, the Green's function is generally the quantity of interest. The solution is obtained through the use of the Fourier transform method. The numerical inversions use standard numerical techniques, such as Gauss-Legendre quadrature, summation of infinite series, and Euler-Knopp acceleration. The most basic source of neutral particles is the point-beam source, or Green's function source. The Green's function in an infinite medium with isotropic scattering is treated as explained in chapter two. The Green's function in an infinite medium with anisotropic scattering is treated using two different mathematical methods as explained in chapters three and four. The results for both cases is shown in chapter 5.
Degree ProgramGraduate College