A Monte Carlo simulation for studying grid inefficiency of Frisch grid ionization chamber

Appl Radiat Isot. 2022 Jul 8;188:110365. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110365. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe grid inefficiency (GI) of Frisch grid ionization chambers (FGICs) must be considered in the case of accurate energy measurements. A Monte-Carlo model has been developed based on the Garfield and SRIM toolkits to investigate the GI of FGIC. It could simulate the charge signals from different electrodes without considering the electrical noises and random effects in the experiments. Computations made with the weighting potential and charge signals of FGIC exemplify the possibilities of this model. The GI values obtained with different methods showed the difference among the existing approaches in the literature. In addition, the results of homogeneous deformations of one wire over one grid period showed that deformation in the grid plane caused more distortion on GI than that perpendicular to the grid plane. An individual experiment was also carried out with a compound alpha source (241Am and 243Am) to validate the feasibility of this model. The results showed that the raw pulses and GI values obtained from the simulation agreed well with those measured from the experiment. The present work showed that this Monte-Carlo model could be well applied to investigate such type of detector, which could provide great conveniences for future work to measure the total kinetic energy of the fission fragments.PMID:35830751 | DOI:10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110365
Source: Applied Radiation and Isotopes - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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