Foil simulation

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Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:30:36 +0100 (MET)

Dear Fluka experts,

I am a graduate student trying to simulate a parallel plate detector. This
detector consists of a copper coated kapton foil (60 micron thick)
functioning as a cathode, placed on top of a small 50 micron gas
amplification layer.

The principle thought behind this detector is that incident prticles would
liberate electrons inside the foil, and that a few electrons near the edge
of the foil might escape into the gas amplification layer.

The detector will be placed in a 10 GeV proton beam, I would like to
simulate the position direction and energy of electrons which manage to
leave the foil at the copper coated side.

I have 2 questions:

1. Is Fluka suitable for this simulation and is it able to handle this
energy regime, since the electrons will lose a lot of energy?

2. Is Fluka capable of simulating gas amplification as well? (If it cant
that is not a problem I could use Flukas results with other software for
the gas amplification)

Thank you for your time,

Wout Kremers
Received on Wed Jan 21 2009 - 15:57:28 CET

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