A model and computer code for the Monte Carlo simulation of relativistic electron and positron penetration through matter
Abstract
A model and Monte Carlo code were developed as a subroutine dealing with electron and positron transport in a computer program simulating the response of a multimaterial nuclear detector. The variable scattering angle model and the variable screened Rutherford model are used for scattering. In both models, an artificial mean free path with fixed, computationally convenient length is used. The method is similar to the multiple scattering approximation in that simulation is performed in steps of a finite length considerably larger than the mean free path. Electronic collision energy loss is considered partly by discrete events, partly by the continuous slowing down approximation (csda). Characteristic features of relativistic electron transmission, energy loss distributions, straggling, angular distributions, and trajectories were studied.
 Publication:

Unknown
 Pub Date:
 October 1986
 Bibcode:
 1986mccm.rept.....I
 Keywords:

 Monte Carlo Method;
 Positrons;
 Radiation Counters;
 Relativistic Electron Beams;
 Subroutines;
 Systems Simulation;
 Collision Parameters;
 Electron Scattering;
 Mean Free Path;
 Particle Trajectories;
 Atomic and Molecular Physics