Calculation of total counting efficiency of a Nal(T1) detector by hybrid Monte-Carlo method for point and disk sources


Yalcin S., Gurler O., Kaynak G., Gundogdu Ö.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, cilt.65, ss.1179-1186, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 65 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.05.003
  • Dergi Adı: APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1179-1186

Özet

This paper presents results on the total gamma counting efficiency of a NaI(TI) detector from point and disk sources. The directions of photons emitted from the source were determined by Monte-Carlo techniques and the photon path lengths in the detector were determined by analytic equations depending on photon directions. This is called the hybrid Monte-Carlo method where analytical expressions are incorporated into the Monte-Carlo simulations. A major advantage of this technique is the short computation time compared to other techniques on similar computational platforms. Another advantage is the flexibility for inputting detector-related parameters (such as source-detector distance, detector radius, source radius, detector linear attenuation coefficient) into the algorithm developed, thus making it an easy and flexible method to apply to other detector systems and configurations. The results of the total counting efficiency model put forward for point and disc sources were compared with the previous work reported in the literature. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.