Re: Normalizatio/Unit of DETECT card

From: Paola Sala <>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 15:02:41 +0200 (CEST)

could you, please, send the input file and the code that you use to
procss the DETECT output, so that we can investigate your problem?
> Thanks very much.
> 1. It seems that the retrieved spectrum (provided by DETECT) is not
> compatible with other codes (EGS5 and MCNP) and experimental results. A
> normalization by maximum naturally gives the same photpeak efficiency, but
> the Compton edge and escape peaks become out of scale (by orders of
> magnitude). Normalization by average, makes the photopeak efficiency
> wrong,
> however the Compton edge is good. These all denotes that the "shape" of
> the
> result is not correct.
> 2. About the units of the DETECT cards, my confusion relies on the
> magnitude
> of calculated data. In the case of a simple 2"x2" cylindrical detector
> exposed to 1.0 MeV gamma-rays, the output of about 1.0e-40. I have not any
> interpretation for this.
> Regards
> Ali

Paola Sala
INFN Milano
tel. Milano +39-0250317374
tel. CERN +41-227679148
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