Volume 13, Number 4 (Iranian Journal of Physics Research, winter 2014)                   IJPR 2014, 13(4): 383-389 | Back to browse issues page

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Alamatsaz M H, Mohseni M. A polynomial–based function approach to point isotropic gamma-ray buildup factor data in double layered spherical shield of water and lead. IJPR. 2014; 13 (4) :383-389
URL: http://ijpr.iut.ac.ir/article-1-874-en.html

, alamatsa@cc.iut.ac.ir
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As the input of MCNP code (Monte Carlo N - Particle code system), a monoenergetic and isotropic point source with the energy rangeg from 0.3 to 10 MeV was placed at the center of a spherical material surrounded by another one. The first shielding material was water and the second one was lead. The total thickness of the shield varied between 2 to 10 mfp. Then, using the output of MCNCP, exposure build up factor was calculated. The MCNP computed data were analyzed by plotting the buildup factor as a function of each independent variable (energy, first material thickness and second material thickness) and observing the trends. Based on the trends, we examined many different expressions with different number of constants. By MINUIT the FORTRAN program, the constants were calculated, which gave the best agreement between the MCNP-computed exposure buildup factors and those obtained by the formula. At last, we developed a polynomial formula with 11 constants that reproduced exposure buildup factor with a relative error below 2% (in comparison with the MCNP result).
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