Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Ram K. Tripathi
For many years work has been conducted on developing a concise theory and method for HZE ion transport capable of being validated in the laboratory. Previous attempts have ignored dispersion and energy downshift associated with nuclear fragmentation and energy and range straggling. Here we present a Green's function approach to ion transport that incorporates these missing elements. This work forms the basis for a new version of GRNTRN, a Green's function transport code. Comparisons of GRNTRN predictions and laboratory results for an 56Fe ion beam with average energy at the target of one GeV/amu or more are presented for various targets. Quantities compared are the energy deposited spectra for an Aluminum target and Graphite-Epoxy mix target, the fraction of primary beam surviving and track average LET for these and various other targets.
Walker, Steven A..
"The Straggling Green's Function Method for Ion Transport"
(2005). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Mathematics and Statistics, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/9rbb-4b55