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Title: Monte carlo simulation of a Au-198 thin foil: the response of a 4πβ-γ detector.
Authors: Bignell, LJ
Mo, L
Smith, ML
Alexiev, D
Hashemi-Nezhad, SR
Keywords: Monte Carlo Method
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: Bignell, L. J., Mo, L., Smith, M. L., Alexiev, D., & Hashemi-Nezhad, S. R. (2008). Monte carlo simulation of a Au-198 thin foil: the response of a 4πβ-γ detector. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 55(6), 3550-3555.
Abstract: Monte Carlo simulations have been performed of the decay of a(198) Au solid source within a 4πβ-γ coincidence detector. Calculations of the proportional counter efficiency to both β and γ emissions are simulated. A comparison of results obtained using the MCNP-5 and Geant4 simulation packages indicates that Geant4 better evaluates the K correction to the coincidence equation than MCNP-5 predictions. This difference can be accounted for in terms of how the codes handle the physical interactions occurring in the foil and surrounds. © 2008, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN: 0018-9499
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