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Detailed Monte Carlo simulation of electron elastic scattering

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Abstract

A detailed Monte Carlo model is described which simulates the transport of electrons penetrating a medium without energy loss. The trajectory of each electron is constructed as a series of successive interaction events - elastic or inelastic scattering. Differential elastic scattering cross sections, elastic and inelastic mean free paths are used to describe the interaction process. It is presumed that the cross sections data are available and the Monte Carlo algorithm does not include their evaluation. Electrons suffering successive elastic collisions are followed until they escape from the medium or (if the absorption is negligible) their path length exceeds a certain value. The inelastic events are thus treated as absorption. The medium geometry is a layered infinite slab. The electron source could be an incident electron beam or electrons created inside the material. The objective is to obtain the angular distribution, the path length and depth distribution and the collision number distribution of electrons emitted through the surface of the medium. The model is applied successfully to electrons with energy between 0.4 and 20 keV reflected from semi-infinite homogeneous materials with different scattering properties. 16 refs, 9 figs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1994
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CTH-RF-103
Reference Number:
SCA: 661100; PA: AIX-26:006805; EDB-95:010598; SN: 95001299406
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1994
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BACKSCATTERING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRONS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; MONTE CARLO METHOD; REFLECTION; 661100; CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS
OSTI ID:
10102795
Research Organizations:
Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Reactor Physics
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0281-9775; Other: ON: DE95610174; TRN: SE9400172006805
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS; INIS
Submitting Site:
SWDN
Size:
29 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Chakarova, R. Detailed Monte Carlo simulation of electron elastic scattering. Sweden: N. p., 1994. Web.
Chakarova, R. Detailed Monte Carlo simulation of electron elastic scattering. Sweden.
Chakarova, R. 1994. "Detailed Monte Carlo simulation of electron elastic scattering." Sweden.
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title = {Detailed Monte Carlo simulation of electron elastic scattering}
author = {Chakarova, R}
abstractNote = {A detailed Monte Carlo model is described which simulates the transport of electrons penetrating a medium without energy loss. The trajectory of each electron is constructed as a series of successive interaction events - elastic or inelastic scattering. Differential elastic scattering cross sections, elastic and inelastic mean free paths are used to describe the interaction process. It is presumed that the cross sections data are available and the Monte Carlo algorithm does not include their evaluation. Electrons suffering successive elastic collisions are followed until they escape from the medium or (if the absorption is negligible) their path length exceeds a certain value. The inelastic events are thus treated as absorption. The medium geometry is a layered infinite slab. The electron source could be an incident electron beam or electrons created inside the material. The objective is to obtain the angular distribution, the path length and depth distribution and the collision number distribution of electrons emitted through the surface of the medium. The model is applied successfully to electrons with energy between 0.4 and 20 keV reflected from semi-infinite homogeneous materials with different scattering properties. 16 refs, 9 figs.}
place = {Sweden}
year = {1994}
month = {Apr}
}