Monte carlo calculation for the geometrical efficiency of a multi-detector system for heavy ion reaction products

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Original languageEnglish
Article number87002
Journal / PublicationMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


The Monte Carlo method is employed to calculate the geometrical efficiency of a multi-detector system for fragments produced in heavy ion reactions. This efficiency is defined as a quotient of the number of fragments intercepted by the system and the total number of fragments emitted by the fissioning nucleus in all directions. The multi-detector system consists of six parallel-plate avalanche counters in a hexagonal configuration around the target. Its geometrical efficiency was calculated with respect to the 36Ar + 238U reaction at a 7 MeV/u projectile energy. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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  • Fission, Heavy ion nuclear reactions, Monte Carlo simulation, Multi-detector system