On the Equivalent Sources and Geometric Factor Calculation for a Circular Detection Case

  • Tony Viloria A. Enviromental Engineering Career, Salesian Polytechnical University, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Luis Montiel Physics Department, University of Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
  • Lasjlo Sajo-Bohus Nuclear Physics Laboratory, University Simón Bolívar, Baruta, Venezuela.
  • Daniel Palacios Nuclear Physics Laboratory, University Simón Bolívar, Baruta, Venezuela.
Keywords: geometric factor, Monte Carlo method, equivalent source

Abstract

In all absolute measurements of the intensity of the radioactive materials and calibration of the detectors, it is essential the knowledge of the geometric efficiency. This work describes how to obtain the sources with different geometries and equal geometric efficiency (equivalent sources for geometric factor), corresponding to a linear, circumferential and circular homogeneous sources parallel to a circular detector. It is estimated the geometric factor of them by the Monte Carlo method. The results are compared with the published in the literature, thus confirming the validity of this method.

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Published
2016-08-08
How to Cite
Tony Viloria A., Luis Montiel, Lasjlo Sajo-Bohus, & Daniel Palacios. (2016). On the Equivalent Sources and Geometric Factor Calculation for a Circular Detection Case . Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 4(1), 31-48. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2016.41004
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