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PENELOPE-2008: A Code System for Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron and Photon Transport
Salvat, Francesc; Fernández-Varea, Jose Maria; Sempau Roma, Josep
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Tècniques Energètiques (INTE)
The computer code system PENELOPE (version 2008) performs Monte Carlo simulation of coupledelectron-photon transport in arbitrary materials for a wide energy range, from a few hundred eV toabout 1 GeV. Photon transport is simulated by means of the standard, detailed simulation scheme.Electron and positron histories are generated on the basis of a mixed procedure, which combinesdetailed simulation of hard events with condensed simulation of soft interactions. A geometry packagecalled PENGEOM permits the generation of random electron-photon showers in material systemsconsisting of homogeneous bodies limited by quadric surfaces, i.e., planes, spheres, cylinders, etc. Thisreport is intended not only to serve as a manual of the PENELOPE code system, but also to provide theuser with the necessary information to understand the details of the Monte Carlo algorithm.
2012-05-10
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Electromagnetisme
Monte Carlo method
Radiation
Monte Carlo, Mètode de
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