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Lunar Regolith Albedos Using Monte CarlosThe analysis of planetary regoliths for their backscatter albedos produced by cosmic rays (CRs) is important for space exploration and its potential contributions to science investigations in fundamental physics and astrophysics. Albedos affect all such experiments and the personnel that operate them. Groups have analyzed the production rates of various particles and elemental species by planetary surfaces when bombarded with Galactic CR fluxes, both theoretically and by means of various transport codes, some of which have emphasized neutrons. Here we report on the preliminary results of our current Monte Carlo investigation into the production of charged particles, neutrons, and neutrinos by the lunar surface using FLUKA. In contrast to previous work, the effects of charm are now included.
Document ID
20030111567
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wilson, T. L. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Andersen, V. (Houston Univ. TX, United States)
Pinsky, L. S. (Houston Univ. TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-7717
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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