Testing efficiency transfer codes for equivalence


Vidmar T., Celik N., Cornejo Diaz N., Dlabac A., Ewa I. O. B. , Carrazana Gonzalez J. A. , ...More

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.68, no.2, pp.355-359, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2009.10.012
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-359

Abstract

Four general Monte Carlo codes (GEANT3, PENELOPE, MCNP and EGS4) and five dedicated packages for efficiency determination in gamma-ray spectrometry (ANGLE, DETEFF, GESPECOR, ETNA and EFFTRAN) were checked for equivalence by applying them to the calculation of efficiency transfer (ET) factors for a set of well-defined sample parameters, detector parameters and energies typically encountered in environmental radioactivity measurements. The differences between the results of the different codes never exceeded a few percent and were lower than 2% in the majority of cases. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.