Testing the Fluka Monte Carlo Program Performance Using the Experimental Alpha Energy Spectrum
Assist. Prof. Elif Ebru Ermiş
The alpha energy spectra of 210Po were achieved through experimental and theoretical methods. The spectrometer which was consisted of silicon semiconductor surface barrier detector (SBD) was used to obtain experimental energy spectrum of the isotope. The theoretical alpha energy spectrum was also achieved through FLUKA Monte Carlo method to analyze and reveal its performance on alpha spectrum. Experimental and theoretical energy resolution values from the obtained spectra were determined and compared to each other. It was shown that, as a result of the comparison, experimental and theoretical energy spectra were comparable to each other according to spectral shape and the energy resolution. In conclusion, FLUKA MC program was quite successful in the determination of alpha energy spectrum of a radioactive source with satisfying energy resolution.