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Skin effect in neutron transport theory

Gaggioli, E. L. and Mitnik, D. M. and Bruno, O. P. (2021) Skin effect in neutron transport theory. Physical Review E, 104 (3). Art. No. L032801. ISSN 2470-0045. doi:10.1103/physreve.104.L032801.

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We identify a neutron-flux “skin effect” in the context of neutron transport theory. The skin effect, which emerges as a boundary layer at material interfaces, plays a critical role in a correct description of transport phenomena. A correct accounting of the boundary-layer structure helps bypass computational difficulties reported in the literature over the last several decades, and should lead to efficient numerical methods for neutron transport in two and three dimensions.

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Additional Information:© 2021 American Physical Society. (Received 25 February 2021; accepted 1 September 2021; published 20 September 2021) O.P.B. was supported by NSF through Contract No. DMS-1714169 and by the NSSEFF Vannevar Bush Fellowship under Contract No. N00014-16-1-2808. E.L.G. and D.M.M. gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the following Argentine institutions: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), PIP 11220130100607, Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (ANPCyT) PICT-2017-2945, and Universidad de Buenos Aires UBACyT 20020170100727BA.
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National Security Science and Engineering Faculty FellowshipN00014-16-1-2808
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)PIP 11220130100607
Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (ANPCyT)PICT-2017-2945
Universidad de Buenos Aires20020170100727BA
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