Monte Carlo analyses of multiple backscattering of gamma rays


Tarim U. A., Ozmutlu E. N., Gurler O., Yalcin S.

JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY, vol.295, no.2, pp.901-905, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 295 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10967-012-2206-z
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.901-905
  • Keywords: Detector response function, Backscattering peak, Compton scattering, Photon energy distribution, PHOTONS, WATER, SLABS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We have written a Monte Carlo code to simulate the experimental results of a previously reported study. We were able to analyse the energy distributions of photons that reached the detector system after suffering several successive Compton scatterings in the target. We have also investigated how the number of multiply backscattered events depends on the target thickness and the energy of the primary photons.