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Monte Carlo Methods and Applications

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Volume 21, Issue 1


A Matlab-based Monte Carlo algorithm for transport of gamma-rays in matter

Mohsen Sharifzadeh / Hosein Afarideh
  • Department of Energy Engineering and Physics, AmirKabir University of Technology, Str. Hafez, Tehran, Iran
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/ Hosein Khalafi / Reza Gholipour
Published Online: 2015-02-10 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mcma-2014-0011


Transport of gamma photons in many fields such as radiation detection, dosimetry, and treatment planning is used. The transport of 1 MeV and 5 MeV photons in a water phantom was simulated by using the Monte Carlo algorithm in Matlab work space. The result of KERMA calculation showed good agreement with Arqueros and Montesinos [American Journal of Physics 71 (2003), no. 1, 38–45], and MCNP4C. The proposed algorithm has ability to read out from different cross section libraries. As the future work, it also can be extend for the electron and visible photon transport.

Keywords: Monte Carlo; Monte Carlo algorithm; Matlab-based Monte Carlo; gamma-ray transport

MSC: 65C05

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Received: 2014-09-17

Accepted: 2015-01-15

Published Online: 2015-02-10

Published in Print: 2015-03-01

Citation Information: Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 77–90, ISSN (Online) 1569-3961, ISSN (Print) 0929-9629, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/mcma-2014-0011.

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