COSICAF, a fission chamber simulation tool for academic purposes
CEA, DEN, DER, Instrumentation, Sensors and Dosimetry Laboratory,
Published online: 20 January 2020
Since a few years, simulation codes were built at CEA Cadarache to predict the signal of ionisation chambers and taylor detectors for specific applications. It is proposed here to present COSICAF, a tool developed for mainly academic purpose and rapid fission chamber prototyping. This numerical simulation, mostly based on semi-empirical models and Monte-Carlo method will help students to understand how ionisation chambers work. Through the paper, models and their numerical implementation will be discussed. A focus is made on recently implemented features like charge multiplication and correlated source which make the simulation of proportional counter possible. To demonstrate the interest of the code, simulations of a planar fission chamber is proposed.
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