From: Alberto Fasso' (fasso@SLAC.Stanford.EDU)
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 15:40:37 CEST
in the isotope table (Z vs N) many cases are empty. The purpose of
M = N-Z-(NMZ)min is to avoid a waste of array space.
As you can read in the manual, you can easily derive N from it:
N = M + Z + (NMZ)_min (with (NMZ)_min = -5)
and of course A = Z + N = M + 2Z -5
On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Nicole Patricia Lee Pratt-Boyden wrote:
> I'm using the RESNUCLE card at the moment and was just hoping for some
> clarification on some of the WHAT values. Apologies as I'm aware that
> this is probably something quite straightforward for most of you!
> >From what I understand, FLUKA scores residual nuclei over a range of Z
> and A - the exact range set by WHAT(3) and WHAT(4). WHAT(3) is the
> maximum atomic number Z to be scored, this I understand.
> I'm a little uncertain, though, as to what M = N-Z-(NMZ)min stands for,
> and specifically how this relates back to atomic number A, i.e. how the
> maxmimum value of A is determined by M or NMZ.
> Any guidance would be very much appreciated! With best regards,
> Nicole Pratt-Boyden.
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