Accession Number : ADA020037

Title :   Gamma-Ray Energy Deposition in Silicon Detectors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 May 74-20 Sep 75,


Personal Author(s) : Lurie,N. A.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Calculations have been performed of total gamma-ray energy deposition spectra in a silicon ionization dosimeter based on a silicon surface barrier detector. The technique used was coupled photon-electron transport using the Monte Carlo code SANDYL. Measurements are also reported of the sensitive volume and of the nonuniformity of the charge-collection efficiency in the detector. These measurements have been used to formulate a model of the detector which leads to improved agreement between calculation and experiment. In addition, benchmark Monte Carlo calculations have been performed of the energy deposition spectra in small-geometry silicon detectors surrounded by aluminum hemispheres. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Dosimeters, *Silicon, *Gamma rays, *Detectors, Deposition, Energy, Monte Carlo method, Computer programs, Mathematical models, Mathematical prediction, Compton scattering, Response, Photons, Electron transport

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE