Simulation of photon attenuation through aluminium using e-radiation simulator (EGS5 code)

Adila Hanim, Aminordin Sabri and Suffian, Mohamad Tajudin (2019) Simulation of photon attenuation through aluminium using e-radiation simulator (EGS5 code). Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 11 (1). pp. 173-183. ISSN 1112-9867

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Radiation education is necessary for a wide variety of people, such as radiation workers and students of medical imaging. In order to understand radiation behaviour inside the material, we have developed an e-radiation simulator by using Monte Carlo simulation programme (EGS5 code). Anyone who has no programming knowledge will able to simulate photons in a material through this easy to use web-based environment radiation simulator. To validate our simulator, we calculate photon linear attenuation coefficient (µ) of an aluminium material which commonly used as a filter in diagnostic radiology. For the sake of comparison, we calculate at high energy photon of 662 keV to compare our results of µ with the XCOM database and literature. Consequently, the results from the developed simulator comparable with the database and literature for the case of photon attenuation study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monte Carlo, EGS5, e-radiation simulator, XCOM database, linear attenuation coefficient
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2022 02:38
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2022 02:38

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