A Monte Carlo program to design a multiple module transition radiation detector

Published: 1 January 1990| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gkjz54s24w.1
M. Castellano, G. De Cataldo, N. Giglietto, E. Nappi, P. Spinelli


Abstract A Monte Carlo program to design a transition radiation detector is shown; this program is able to calculate X-ray yields from multiple modules of such a detector taking into account the absorption inside materials eventually interposed between radiators and chambers. In addition the program computes the delta-ray background produced by incident particles. Title of program: TRD_MULTI_SIM Catalogue Id: ABTD_v1_0 Nature of problem We have developed a software package to design a transition radiation detector (TRD) to be used to discriminate fast charged particles from slower ones. Depending on the requirements and constraints from the experiment and on the performance expected for the detector, it is possible to simulate the behaviour of a TRD array of up to 64 modules. For each module (radiator and detector) the number and energy distribution of the X-rays together with background delta rays are calculated. The X-ray flo ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ABTD_v1_0; TRD_MULTI_SIM; 10.1016/0010-4655(90)90053-4 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Computational Physics, Elementary Particles