BREMS: A program for calculating spectra and angular distributions of bremsstrahlung at electron energies less than 3 MeV
This work describes a program that implements the method developed by Tseng and Pratt in the 1970s for exact screened calculations of atomic-field bremsstrahlung. The calculation method is based on the relativistic partial-wave formulation describing interaction of the incident electron with an arbitrary central potential of the neutral target atom. The set of Fortran-90 codes BREMS has been written with the aim of creating a comprehensive library of spectra and shape functions of unpolarized atomic-field bremsstrahlung for all chemical elements and for the approximate range of the incident electron energy from 10 eV to 3 MeV on a dense energy grid, using the best theory available. Several examples of using this software and its verification against the published data calculated using the same theory are provided. BREMS can be run on modern personal computers, with processing times from several minutes to several hours, depending on the user-specified values of the atomic number, incident electron energy, and photon energy, as well as on the accuracy requested.