Mass Attenuation Coefficient Calculations of Different Detector Crystals by Means of FLUKA Monte Carlo Method

Assist. Prof. Elif Ebru Ermiş

Calculations of gamma-ray mass attenuation coefficients of various detector materials (crystals) were carried out by means of FLUKA Monte Carlo (MC) method at different gamma-ray energies. Nal, PVT, GSO, GaAs and CdWO, detector materials were chosen in the calculations. Calculated coefficients were also compared with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) values. Obtained results through this method were highly in accordance with those of the NIST values. It was concluded from the study that FLUKA MC method can be an alternative way to calculate the gamma-ray mass attenuation coefficients of the detector materials.

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