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- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Density and Temperature Profiles in the Two Temperatures Problem, Report of the Institute, University of Bologna (1983).
- J.-P. Dinguirard, D. Mostacci et al.: Numerical Simulation of the X-Ray Energetics in Spherical Plasmas, Laser and Particle Beams, Vol 6 part 2, p. 343-351 (1988).
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Heat Flux and Density and Temperature Profiles in Gas, Il Nuovo Cimento, Vol 10, No. 4, pp.. 435-450 (1988).
- D. Mostacci, L. Montierth, J.-P. Dinguirard and RL Morse: X-Ray Line Emission from Laser-Produced Plasma Spherical Flows, Physics of Fluids B, Vol 1, No. 10, pp.. 2106-2120 (1989).
- D. Mostacci, J.-P. Dinguirard, L. Montierth and P Marcerou: The Influence of some Atomic Processes on the Compression of microballoons, Physics of Fluids B, Vol 3, No. 2, pp.. 455-462 (1991).
- S. Manservisi, V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and K. Kawai: Energy Spectrum and Runaway Electrons in a Uniform Electric Field, Proceedings of the SPDTA 1991 (Symposium on Plasma Dynamics: Theory and Applications), pp.105-113.
- J.-P. Dinguirard, Marcerou P and D. Mostacci: A Two-Dimensional Algorithm for the Transfer of X-Ray Line radiationin Axisymmetric Plasmas, Proceedings of the SPDTA 1991 pp.81-94.
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Convective Circulation, Heat Flux and Temperature and Density Distributions between Two Parallel Plates, Proceedings of the SPDTA 1992 pp.91-101.
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Convective Circulation and Heat Flux in a Gas, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, Vol 24, pp. 363-379 (1995).
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Thermal Neutron Distribution Gradients in temperature, in "Nuclear Reactors: Physics, Design and Safety", ed. A. Gandini et al., Pp. 652-667, World Scientific Publishing, London (UK), 1995.
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Spatial Equilibrium Distribution Function of a Degenerate Gas in an External Field, in "Dynamics of Transport and Charged Beams", p. 110-122, World Scientific Publishing, London (UK), 1995.
- V. Benzi, V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Design of systems for radio control pr monitoring the production of wooden panels, Ratio Institute, Laboratory of Nuclear Engineering Montecuccolino, University of Bologna (1995).
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Generalized Equations and Onsager Transport Coefficients in PL Approximation, Proceedings of the YUNSC'96 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 1996), p. 123-136, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House, Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1997.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: Particle Density and Temperature Distribution in the Early Stage of Laser-Plasma Interaction, in "Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-1995" ed. SC Schmidt and WC Tao, p. 1251-1254, AIP Press, Woodbuy, NY (USA), 1996.
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Diffusion near an Interface Via Onsager Equations, Il Nuovo Cimento, Vol 18D, p. 689-704 (1996).
- V. Benzi and D. Mostacci: Neutrons from (?, N) Reactions in Uranium Hexafluoride, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol 48, pp. 213-214 (1997).
- J.-P. Dinguirard, P Marcerou, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: Numerical Modelling of collisional Axisymmetric Radiative Equilibrium in Laser Produced Plasmas, Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Mathematical Methods and Supercomputing for Nuclear Applications, Saratoga (USA), October 1997, p. 757-763.
- V. Benzi, V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: radio control system for monitoring the production of wooden panels, Proceedings of the National Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Monitoring and Diagnostics, Padua, September 1997, p. 497-505.
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Transport Coefficients in the P3 and P5 Approximation, in "Nuclear Reaction Data and Nuclear Reactors, Physics, Design and Safety", ed. A. Gandini et al., Pp. 993-1005, World Publishing Co. Inc., (USA), 1998.
- D. Giusti, V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Growth and Equilibrium Size of Water Droplets in Air, Il Nuovo Cimento, Vol 21C, p. 123-133 (1998).
- D. Mostacci and V. Molinari: Onsager Equations and Time-dependent Neutron Transport, Proceedings of the YUNSC'98 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 1998), p. 103-108, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 1999.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and F. Pizzio: Entropy Evolution Reactions, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics, Vol 28, pp. 597-616 (1999).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari, M. Sumini and F. Teodori: A Simple Model for Neutral and Charged Particle Diffusion and its Application to BNCT, Proceedings of the M * C99 (Mathematics and Computation, Reactor Physics and Environmental Analysis in Nuclear Applications, 1999, Madrid, July 1999), edited by J. Aragones, p. 2166-2177, SENDA Editorial SA, Masdrid (Spain), 1999.
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinarie, F. Teodori and M. Pesic: The Effect of Straggling on the Slowing Down of Neutrons in Radiation Protection, Proceedings of the SIEN'99 (International Symposium on Nuclear Energy), Bucharest (Romania), October 1999, p. 141-145.
- D. Mostacci: Passed Activities of DIENCA in the Field of Radioprotection adn Present Availability for Cooperation with Professional Associations, ANPEQ Particularly, Proceedings of the conference "Legislation on Radioprotection in the
**European Union**", Bologna, 27-28 October 1998, editors G. Cucchi, p. 111-113, Edizioni ANPEQ, Series Documentation Professional, Bologna, 2000. - J. Ghassoun, A. Jehouani, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: Sensitivity of the Scalar and Angular Neutron Flux to the Anisotropic Scattering in Monte Carlo calculations, Proceedings of the 2000 YUNSC (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2000), p. 71-76, Institute of Nuclear Sciences WIN Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2001.
- B. Ascione, M. Marinaro, G. Cucchi and D. Mostacci: Decontamination and Reclamation of a Former Industrial Site, Proceedings of the 2000 YUNSC (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2000), p. 774-776, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2001.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, M. Sumini and F. Teodori: Heavy Ions Diffusion through Human Tissues and Applications to BNCT, Proceedings of the 2000 YUNSC (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2000), p. 681-685, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2001.
- G. Cucchi, D. Mostacci, Ascione B and M. Marinaro: Evaluation of the Radiological Impact of Phosphogypsum Waste from Phosphate Plants in the area of the Venice Lagoon, Proceedings of the 2000 YUNSC (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2000), p. 777-780, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2001.
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari, D. Giusti and G. Married: A Transport Theory Contribution to the Understanding of Conductivity in Metals, Physica A, Vol 291, pp. 345-361 (2001).
- F. Rocchi, V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: Dispersion Relations in Weakly Degenerate Plasmas, Spectrochimica Acta B, Vol 56, pp. 599-608 (2001).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari and M. Premuda: Time Dependent Perturbation Propagation Equations and Onsager, Physica A, Vol 316, pp. 692-703 (2002).
- S. Bruni, R. Giampieri, G. Maino, L. Sammartino, S. Ferriani, A. Musumeci, D. Visparelli, G. Martignani, L. Pilotti, D. Biagi Maino, L. Forlani and D. Mostacci: Surveys and Diagnostics Techniques for Dating wooden sculptures, Ed ENEA, Rome, 2003.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi and M. Sumini: Quantum degeneracy corrections to plasma emission line and to Saha equation, Physics Letters A, Vol 316, pp. 247-251 (2003).
- V. Albertazzi, P. Amadesi, G. Cucchi and D. Mostacci: The Plasma Focus at Montecuccolino: Radiation Protection Analysis and Design, Proceedings of the YUNSC 2002 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2002), p. 511-514, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2003.
- J. Ghassoun, AO Mustapha, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: High Quality for Neutron Flux Irradiation BCNT and Conditions, Proceedings of the YUNSC 2002 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2002), p. 599-604, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2003.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and F. Teodori: Charged particle diffusion through ionized media via Monte Carlo simulation of the Fokker-Planck equation, Proceedings of the YUNSC 2002 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2002), p. 405-410, WIN Institute of Nuclear Sciences Printing-House Belgrade (Yugoslavia), 2003.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, M. Sumini and F. Teodori: A transport model for the diffusion of particle shots through matter, Physica A, Vol 331, pp. 682-692 (2004).
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi and M. Sumini: Approximate Averaged Gaunt Factors for Free-Free Bremsstrahlung Emission from a Weakly Degenerate Plasma, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004 DOI: 10.1039 / B315214F
- E. Angeli, A. Tatar, M. Frignani, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi and M. Sumini: Preliminary Results on the Production of Short-Lived Radioisotopes with a Plasma Focus Device, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol 63, pp. 545-551 (2005).
- E. Angeli, A. Tatar, M. Frignani, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, M. Sumini: Production of Radioisotopes Within a Plasma Focus Device, Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection, Vol XX, No. 1, pp. 33-37 (2005).
- M. Frignani, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, M. Sumini: Monte Carlo simulation of neutron backscattering from concrete walls in the dense plasma focus laboratory of Bologna University, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol 115, pp. 380-385 (2005).
- E. Angeli, C. Bonifazzi, A. By King, M. Martians, A. Tatar, M. Frignani, S. Mannucci, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, M. Sumini: Development of diagnostic tools for Plasma Focus X-ray source derived, Nukleonika, Vol 51, No. 1, pp. 15-20 (2006).
- M. Sumini, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, M. Frignani, A. Tartars, E. Angeli, D. Galaverni, U. Coli, B. Ascione, Cucchi G: Preliminary design of a 150 kJ repetitive Plasma Focus for the production of 18-F, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol 562, pp. 1068-1071 (2006). 1, pp.. 15-20 (2006).
- M. Sumini, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, A. Tartars, A. Duatti, D. Galaverni, U. Coli, B. Ascione, Cucchi G: PFMA-1, Application of Plasma Focus Technology for the Production of Radioisotopes. Part I: general principles of radiation protection Qualified Expert Newsletter, Vol 73, pp. 43-51 (2006).
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci: Onsager Equation Approach to Gas Flow through Porous Media, Proceedings of the 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, eds. N. Mastorakis and A. Cecchi, p. 82-86, WSEAS Press, Athens (Greece) 2006.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, M. Premuda: A Kinetic Approach to the Calculation of Surface Tension of a Spherical Drop, European Physical Journal B, Condensed Matter Physics, Vol 50, p. 89-93 (2006).
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci: Gas Flow in Porous Media from a Transport Theory Perspective. WSEAS Transactions on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, Vol 1, p. 55-61 (2006).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari and F. Pizzio: Distribution Function of Fusion Reaction Products and Entropy Evolution, Physica A, Vol 385, pp. 161-169 (2007).

A Fabbri, M Frignani, Mannucci S, D Mostacci, Rocchi F, M Sumini, F Teodori, And the Angels, A and G Tartars Cucchi: Radiation protection of PFMA-1, a Plasma Focus for medical applications, Journal of Radiological Protection, Vol . 27, pp. 465-470 (2007). - F. Hoyler, D. Mostacci, U. Scherer: Collaboration Bologna-Juelich on simulation tools for the development of a novel neutron generator, cherne-2006 - 2nd Workshop on European Collaboration for Higher Education and Research in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Protection, eds. J. Rodenas and B. Gomez, p. 81-84, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia (Spain) 2007.
- S. Mannucci, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, M. Sumini, E. Angeli, A. Tartars. (2007). A simple model for pre-breakdown voltage and over-analysis methods for diagnosis of switching on early stages of PFMA1 discharge, Proceedings of the PPPS-2007 Pulsed Power & Plasma Science, 2007, the 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference & The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, eds. E. Schamiloglu and F. Peterkin, p. 53-59, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ, USA) 2007.
- F. Rocchi, S. Mannucci, D. Mostacci, M. Sumini, E. Angeli, A. Tartars, Beverly RE: PFMA-1: a 1-Hz, 150-kJ pulsed power system for plasma focus generation, Proceedings of the PPPS-2007 Pulsed Power & Plasma Science, 2007, the 16th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference & The 34th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, eds. E. Schamiloglu and F. Peterkin, p. 857-860, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ, USA) 2007.
- S. Mannucci, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, M. Sumini, E. Angeli, A. Tatars: Thermal flux analysis of the PFMA-1 device, ENC2007 European Nuclear Conference Transactions, p. 652-656, European Nuclear Society, Brussels, 2007.
- M. Sumini, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi, S. Mannucci, A. Tartars, E. Angels: Preliminary Tests and Performance Estimate of PFMA-1, the First Prototype of a Plasma Focus Device, Conference Record, 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference, ed. Bo Yu, pp. 1637 - 1642, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ, USA) 2007.
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari and F. Pizzio: A derivation of Quantum Kinetic Equation from Bohm potential, Transport Theory & Statistical Physics, 37, 589-600 (2008).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari and F. Pizzio: Wave propagation and "Landau-type" damping from Bohm potential, Europhysics Letters, 82, 20002 (2008).
- R. Gallerani, G. Chicory, E. Fantuzzi, M. Marengo, D. Mostacci: Neutron production in the operation of a 16.5 MeV cyclotron Petrace, Progress in Nuclear Energy, 50, 939-943 (2008).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari and F. Pizzio: Quantum macroscopic equations from Bohm potential and propagation of waves, Physica A, 382, 6771-6777 (2008).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari and M. Premuda: A transport theory approach to percolation of liquids through porous media, The European Physical Journal B, 70, 127-132 (2009).
- D. Mostacci, G. Chiodini, C. Berti and O. Tinazzi: Carbon-14 as a Marker of Seismic Activity, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 164, 376-381 (2009).
- S. Mannucci, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi1, M. Sumini, E. Angeli, A. Tatars: Effect of a cathodic knife edge on the PFMA-1 pinch performance, Plasma Sources Science & Technology, 18, 025016-1 025016-7 (2009).
- A. Infantino, G. Chicory, D. Pancaldi, S. Woods, M. Marengo, D. Mostacci: Undesired Radionuclides in 18F2 Production by Deuterons, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 164, 336-339 (2009).
- A. Luciani, P. Yachts, R. Furfaro, BD Ganapol, D. Mostacci: Estimating water and ice content on planetary soils using neutron measurements: a neural network approach, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 164, 345-349 (2009).
- E. Ceccolini, I. Gerardy, J. Ródenas, M. Van Dycke, S. Gallardo, D. Mostacci: MCNP modeling of vaginal and uterine applicators used in intracavitary brachytherapy and comparison with radiochromic film measurements, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 164, 319-324 (2009).
- P. Yachts, A. Luciani, R. Furfaro, BD Ganapol, D. Mostacci: Modelling Neutron Transport in Planetary Media via Analytical Multigroup Diffusion Theory, Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 164, 340-344 (2009).
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari, F. Pizzio: Quantum Onsager-type equations from Bohm's potential, Journal Of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, P04008, P04008-1 P04008-12 (2009).
- J. Ghassoun, D. Mostacci, V. Molinari, A. Jehouani: Detailed dose distribution prediction of Cf-252 brachytherapy source with boron loading dose enhancement, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 68, 265-270 (2010).
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, F. Pizzio: Extension of the Clausius inequality to quantum gases from a kinetic equation approach, Il Nuovo Cimento C, 33, 165-171 (2010).
- L. Zanibellato, G. Chicory, D. Pancaldi, S. Woods, D. Mostacci, M. Marengo: Experimental monitoring of ozone production in a PET cyclotron facility, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, (in press) (2010)
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari, F. Pizzio: Effect of Bohm potential on a charged gas, Central European Journal of Physics, (in press) (2010)

### Teaching Papers

- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: macroscopic equations and Magnetofluid, University of Bologna, ed. Scarabeo, Bologna, 1983.

### Interventions in Congress

- J.-P. Dinguirard and D. Mostacci: Total Radiation from Argon Edge Plasmas, 1983 Sherwood Theory Meeting, Arlington (USA), March 1983; Plasma Summer School, ISTP, Trieste, May 1983, 25th Annual Meeting, American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, Los Angeles (USA ), November 1983.
- D. Mostacci, J.-P. Dinguirard and R. Morse: X-Ray Emission from Laser Heated Spherical Targets, 27th Annual Meeting, American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, San Diego (USA), November 1985; 15th Annual Anomalous Absorption Conference, Banff (Canada), June 1985.
- D. Mostacci, R. Morse and J.-P. Dinguirard: X-Ray Line Transfer in Thick, Laser-Produced Plasmas, 16th Annual Anomalous Absorption Conference, Lake Luzerne, NY (USA), July 1986.
- P. Marcerou, D. Mostacci and J.-P. Dinguirard: Bremsstrahlung Emission from Core Target in Laser-Produced Plasmas, 19th ECLIM, Madrid (Spain), October 1988.
- D. Mostacci and E. Panarella: The Spherical Pinch as a Source of Soft X-rays for Microlithography: Computer Simulation of X-ray Emission from the Central Spark Channel, 31st Annual Meeting, American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, Anaheim (USA), November 1989.
- J.-P. Dinguirard, D. Mostacci and P. Marcerou: X-Ray Preheating of DT Mixtures, 20th ECLIM, Schliersee (Germany), January 1990.
- D. Mostacci, M. De Rosa, V. Palleschi, F. Fama, K. Kawai, E. Panarella DP Singh and M. Vasey: Numerical Analysis of Mach Wave Generation as a Mechanism for Stabilization of Converging Shock Fronts in Plasmas, 20th Anomalous Absorption Conference, Traverse City (USA), July 1990.
- D. Mostacci, K. Kawai and E. Panarella: An Alternative Inertial Confinement Scheme, the Spherical Pinch: a Numerical Evaluation, 20th Anomalous Absorption Conference, Traverse City (USA), July 1990.
- D. Mostacci, V. Molinari, K. Kawai and E. Panarella: A Numerical Study of X-Ray Emission from the Central Plasma in a Low Pressure Spherical Pinch, 20th Anomalous Absorption Conference, Traverse City (USA), July 1990.
- D. Mostacci and K. Kawai: A Numerical Evaluation of the Spherical Pinch as a Possible Fusion Device, 32nd Annual Meeting, American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, Cincinnati (USA), November 1990.
- K. Kawai, E. Panarella and D. Mostacci: The Spherical Pinch X-Ray Generator: Initial Results from the SPX II Prototype Machine, 32nd Annual Meeting, American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, Cincinnati (USA), November 1990.
- K. Kawai, D. Mostacci and E. Panarella: Experimental and Computational Studies of X-Ray Generation from the Central Spark Channel in the Spherical Pinch, 32nd Annual Meeting, American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics, Cincinnati (USA), November 1990.
- V. Molinari and D. Mostacci: Distribution Function and Space Density Dependence of in a Degenerate Gas in an External Field, Thermodynamics Meeting of the European Network (ETN), Spaatind, Norway, April 1994.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and F. Pizzio: Effects of Nuclear Reactions on the Evaluation of Entropy, Gordon Research Conference: Development in Modern Thermodynamics, Irsee, Germany, 2-7 October 1994.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: Propagation of a Temperature-Jump Discontinuity: Particle Density and Self-Consistent Electric Field, EPS10: Trends in Physics, Seville (Spain), September 1996.
- JP Dinguirard, D. Mostacci, M. Schoucri and M. Sumini: Parallel Finite-Difference Code for the Solution of 2-D Vlasov Equation, Joint Meeting of INFM-National Group Structure of Matter, Perugia, October 1996.
- V. Albertazzi, P. Amadesi, G. Cucchi and D. Mostacci: The Plasma Focus at Montecuccolino: Radiation Protection Analysis and Design, YUNSC 2002 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2002), Belgrade (Yugoslavia), October 2002.
- J. Ghassoun, AO Mustapha, D. Mostacci and M. Sumini: High Quality for Neutron Flux Irradiation and Conditions BCNT, YUNSC 2002 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2002), Belgrade (Yugoslavia), October 2002.
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci and F. Teodori: Charged particle diffusion through ionized media via Monte Carlo simulation of the Fokker-Planck equation, YUNSC 2002 (Yugoslav Nuclear Society Conference 2002), Belgrade (Yugoslavia), October 2002
- V. Molinari, D. Mostacci, F. Rocchi and M. Sumini: Approximate Averaged Gaunt factor for Free-Free Bremsstrahlung Emission from a Weakly Degenerate Plasma, 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Hersonissos (Greece), 30/09-03/10/2003

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