Radiation Transport Calculations and Simulations

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This article is an introduction to the Monte Carlo method as used in particle transport. After a description at an elementary level of the mathematical basis of the method, the Boltzmann equation and its physical meaning are presented, followed by Monte Carlo integration and random sampling, and by a general description of the main aspects and components of a typical Monte Carlo particle transport code. In particular, the most common biasing techniques are described, as well as the concepts of estimator and detector. After a discussion of the different types of errors, the issue of Quality Assurance is briefly considered.

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Fasso, Alberto; /SLAC; Ferrari, A. & /CERN June 30, 2011.

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This article is an introduction to the Monte Carlo method as used in particle transport. After a description at an elementary level of the mathematical basis of the method, the Boltzmann equation and its physical meaning are presented, followed by Monte Carlo integration and random sampling, and by a general description of the main aspects and components of a typical Monte Carlo particle transport code. In particular, the most common biasing techniques are described, as well as the concepts of estimator and detector. After a discussion of the different types of errors, the issue of Quality Assurance is briefly considered.

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  • Journal Name: Rad.Prot.Dos.137:118-133,2009; Conference: Invited talk at 11th Course of the International School of Radiation Damage and Protection, Erice, Italy, 13-20 May 2009

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Fasso, Alberto; /SLAC; Ferrari, A. & /CERN. Radiation Transport Calculations and Simulations, article, June 30, 2011; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc841352/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.