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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2017, volume 18, issue 2, pages 201-205.
Section: Engineering and Methods of Experiment.
Received: 07.12.2016; Accepted: 12.10.2017; Published online: 22.11.2017.
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Study of bremsstrahlung photons in bulk target using MCNP code

S. Sangaroon*, W. Tuisakda

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: The aim of this research was to study the feasibility of bremsstrahlung photon production in target bombarded by 1 GeV electrons. The calculations were performed by the Monte Carlo code MCNP. Six target materials with densities between 2 and 20 g/cm3 were studied. The bremsstrahlung photon flux is high for the target density above 8 g/cm3. Copper is the best target for 1 GeV electron beam due to high bremsstrahlung photon production, low scattering and low transmission electron flux. The copper target was altered to have different thicknesses between 0.01 and 2.5 cm. The results showed that the bremsstrahlung photon flux significantly increased when the target thickness increased from 0.01 to 1.5 cm. The angular distribution of the bremsstrahlung photons with angles between 0 and 120 degrees was determined for copper target. The maximum angle of the photon scattering was about 20 degree.

Keywords: bremsstrahlung, electron beam, MCNP simulation.


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