An intercomparison of Monte Carlo codes used in gamma-ray spectrometry

T. Vidmar, I. Aubineau-Laniece, M.J. Anagnostakis, D. Arnold, R. Brettner-Messler, D. Budjas, M. Capogni, M.S. Dias, L-E. De Geer, A. Fazio, J. Gasparro, M. Hult, S. Hurtado, M. Jurado Vargas, M. Laubenstein, K.B. Lee, Y-K. Lee, M-C. Lepy, F-J. Maringer, V. Medina PeyresM. Mille, M. Moralles, S. Nour, R. Plenteda, M.P. Rubio Montero, O. Sima, C. Tomei, G. Vidmar

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In an intercomparison exercise, the Monte Carlo codes most commonly used in gamma-ray spectrometry today were compared with each other in order to gauge the differences between them in terms of typical applications. No reference was made to experimental data; instead, the aim was to confront the codes with each other, as they were applied to the calculation of full-energy-peak and total efficiencies. Surprising differences between the results of different codes were revealed. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764 - 768
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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Vidmar, T., Aubineau-Laniece, I., Anagnostakis, M. J., Arnold, D., Brettner-Messler, R., Budjas, D., ... Vidmar, G. (2008). An intercomparison of Monte Carlo codes used in gamma-ray spectrometry. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 66(6-7), 764 - 768.