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An EGS4 user code for designing $$gamma$$ ray detection systems

Oishi, Tetsuya ; Tsutsumi, Masahiro; Sugita, Takeshi*; Yoshida, Makoto

An EGS4 user code has been developed to design gamma ray detection systems for complex shapes of radioactive sources. The code is fundamentally based on the PRESTA-CG, which is improved on the electron transport in the EGS4 and specialized for using a combinatorial geometry (CG) method. The newly added functions are classified mainly into two parts of the transport of particles and the definition of sources. This user code was applied to some detectors used for low-level radioactive wastes monitoring in order to demonstrate the availability of this code. As the result, it was found that the response of anti-Compton spectrometer and the radiation background in a concrete building could be suitably estimated.

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