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Title: Comparison of CdZnTe neutron detector models using MCNP6 and Geant4
Authors: Wilson, Emma
Anderson, Mike
Prendergasty, David
Cheneler, David
First Published: 10-Jan-2018
Presented at: ANIMMA 2017 – Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications, Liège, Belgium
Start Date: 19-Jun-2017
End Date: 23-Jun-2017
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Citation: EPJ Web of Conferences, 2018, 170, 08008, ANIMMA 2017 – Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications
Abstract: The production of accurate detector models is of high importance in the development and use of detectors. Initially, MCNP and Geant were developed to specialise in neutral particle models and accelerator models, respectively; there is now a greater overlap of the capabilities of both, and it is therefore useful to produce comparative models to evaluate detector characteristics. In a collaboration between Lancaster University, UK, and Innovative Physics Ltd., UK, models have been developed in both MCNP6 and Geant4 of Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CdZnTe) detectors developed by Innovative Physics Ltd. Herein, a comparison is made of the relative strengths of MCNP6 and Geant4 for modelling neutron flux and secondary γ-ray emission. Given the increasing overlap of the modelling capabilities of MCNP6 and Geant4, it is worthwhile to comment on differences in results for simulations which have similarities in terms of geometries and source configurations.
DOI Link: 10.1051/epjconf/201817008008
ISSN: 2101-6275
eISSN: 2100-014X
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2018. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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