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Title: Properties of the EM cascade: A tutorial utilizing high resolution 3D color graphics

The fundamental interactions of electrons and photons are reviewed that are important to shower physics. The shower is then described, including a simple model, an advanced analytic model, and Monte Carlo approaches. Examples of real, as well as simulated, EM showers are discussed, and some ''rules of thumb'' are provided. (LEW)
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7070829
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-4203; CONF-870219-8
ON: DE87005596
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 20. midyear topical symposium of the Health Physics Society: health physics of radiation-producing machines, Reno, NV, USA, 8 Feb 1987; Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; CASCADE SHOWERS; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; COLLISIONS; COMPTON EFFECT; LET; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PAIR PRODUCTION; PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT; PHOTON-ELECTRON INTERACTIONS; SCATTERING; STOPPING POWER; BASIC INTERACTIONS; ELASTIC SCATTERING; ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ENERGY TRANSFER; INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PHOTOELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS; PHOTON-LEPTON INTERACTIONS; RADIATIONS; SHOWERS 654001* -- Radiation & Shielding Physics-- Radiation Physics, Shielding Calculations & Experiments