A Set of Monte Carlo Subroutines for Treating the Physics of Compton Scattering

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A set of portable Monte Carlo subroutines is presented to treat the physics of Compton scattering. Electron binding energies are included by the modification of the Klein-Nishina probability distribution by the incoherent scattering function. In addition the scattered photon's energy is calculated by taking into account the momentum distribution of the electron. These subroutines have been verified and validated by calculating the total cross section over incident photon energies of 10 keV to 100 MeV for elements of Z=l to Z=l 00 and are within 1.08% of published values.

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Lestone, John; Earnhart, Jonathan & Prettyman, Thomas December 1, 1998.

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A set of portable Monte Carlo subroutines is presented to treat the physics of Compton scattering. Electron binding energies are included by the modification of the Klein-Nishina probability distribution by the incoherent scattering function. In addition the scattered photon's energy is calculated by taking into account the momentum distribution of the electron. These subroutines have been verified and validated by calculating the total cross section over incident photon energies of 10 keV to 100 MeV for elements of Z=l to Z=l 00 and are within 1.08% of published values.

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  • Other: DE00002237
  • Report No.: LA-13542-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/2237 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 2237
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672406

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Lestone, John; Earnhart, Jonathan & Prettyman, Thomas. A Set of Monte Carlo Subroutines for Treating the Physics of Compton Scattering, report, December 1, 1998; Los Alamos, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672406/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.