An Analytical Solution to a Simplified EDXRF Model for Monte Carlo Code Verification


KOCAR C.

JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY, vol.56, no.1, pp.1-9, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3938/jkps.56.1
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9

Abstract

The objective of this study is to obtain an analytical solution to the scalar photon transport equation that can be used to obtain benchmark results for the verification of energy dispersive X Ray fluorescence (EDXRF) Monte Carlo simulation codes. The multi-collided flux method (multiple scattering method) is implemented to obtain analytical expressions for the space-, energy-, and angle-dependent scalar photon flux for a one dimensional EDXRF model problem. In order to obtain benchmark results, higher-order multiple scattering terms are included in the multi-collided flux method. The details of the analytical solution and of the proposed EDXRF model problem are presented. Analytical expressions obtained are then used to calculate the energy- dependent current. The analytically-calculated energy-dependent current is compared with Monte Carlo code results. The findings of this study show that analytical solutions to the scalar photon transport equation with the proposed model problem can be used as a verification tool in EDXRF Monte Carlo code development.