Application of EGS to Detector Design in High Energy Physics

  • Walter R. Nelson
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 3)


As we have seen in a previous lecture, the EGS Code System is typical of analog Monte Carlo programs that simulate electromagnetic cascades. A number of examples were presented in order to demonstrate how EGS3 could be used to predict certain experimental results, as well as the the results of other independent Monte Carlo calculations. We have also seen how EGS1, which only differs from EGS3 in that it is less versatile and user-oriented (i.e., the physics is the same), can be used rather effectively in problems dealing with: 1) photon scattering at low energies (i.e., synchrotron radiation); 2) cascades within and behind absorbers (i.e., beam dumps); 3) dose and shielding parameters of stray electron-photon radiation from a high energy electron accelerator.


Plastic Scintillator User Code Detector Design Beam Displacement Electromagnetic Cascade 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter R. Nelson
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  1. 1.Health and Safety DivisionCERNGeneva 23Switzerland

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