Fast Computation of Pulse Height Spectra Using SGRD Code
CEA DAM Ile-de-France, Bruyères-le-Châtel, 91297 Arpajon cedex, France
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Published online: 25 September 2017
SGRD (Spectroscopy, Gamma rays, Rapid, Deterministic) code is used for fast calculation of the gamma ray spectrum produced by a spherical shielded source and measured by a detector. The photon source lines originate from the radioactive decay of the unstable isotopes. The emission rate and spectrum of these primary sources are calculated using the DARWIN code. The leakage spectrum is separated in two parts, the uncollided component is transported by ray-tracing and the scattered component is calculated using a multigroup discrete ordinates method. The pulsed height spectrum is then simulated by folding the leakage spectrum with the detector response functions which are pre-calculated using MCNP5 code for each considered detector type. An application to the simulation of the gamma spectrum produced by a natural uranium ball coated with plexiglass and measured using a NaI detector is presented.
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