Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 306, Issue 3, pp 565–569

FTREE: single-history Monte Carlo analysis for radiation detection and measurement



This work introduces FTREE, which describes radiation cascades following impingement of a source particle on matter. The ensuing radiation field is characterised interaction by interaction, accounting for each generation of secondaries recursively. Each progeny is uniquely differentiated and catalogued into a family tree; the kinship is identified without ambiguity. This mode of observation, analysis and presentation goes beyond present-day detector technologies, beyond conventional Monte Carlo simulations and beyond standard pedagogy. It is able to observe rare events far out in the Gaussian tail which would have been lost in averaging—events less probable, but no less correct in physics.


FLUKA Monte Carlo Radiation detection 

Supplementary material

10967_2015_4155_MOESM1_ESM.txt (604 kb)
Supplementary material 1 (TXT 604 kb) Supplementary information Accompanying file is provided in ASCII format. First column: kinetic energy (GeV). Second column: time (ns). Third column: longitudinal distance from beam-hit position (cm). Forth column: lateral displacement from beam-hit position (cm). Fifth column: material. Sixth column: particles and collisions.

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TRIUMFVancouverCanada

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