Re: RESNUCLE query

From: Alberto Fasso' (fasso@SLAC.Stanford.EDU)
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 15:40:37 CEST

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    Nicole,

    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

    Alberto

    On Wed, 27 Sep 2006, Nicole Patricia Lee Pratt-Boyden wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > 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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