Effective Atomic Number and Kerma for Photon Energy Absorption of Organic Scintillators

  • Anil Shantappa S M Hanagodimath

Abstract

An attempt has been made to calculate the effective atomic number and Kerma for photon energy absorption of organic scintillators in the energy region 1 keV to 20 MeV. We have chosen seven organic scintillators viz., anthracene, stilbene, naphthalene, p -terphenyl, PPO, butyl PBD and PBD. The Z PEA, eff and Kerma values are calculated by using mass-energy absorption coefficient from Hubbell and Seltzer. We also calculated Z PI, eff for total photon interaction with coherent scattering by using WinXCom and compared with the Z PEA, eff.

Published
2017-07-01
How to Cite
S M HANAGODIMATH, Anil Shantappa. Effective Atomic Number and Kerma for Photon Energy Absorption of Organic Scintillators. Mapana - Journal of Sciences, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 1, p. 1-12, july 2017. ISSN 0975-3303. Available at: <http://journals.christuniversity.in/index.php/mapana/article/view/1705>. Date accessed: 27 may 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.12723/mjs.28.1.