RE: [fluka-discuss]: USRBIN DOSE-EQ units

From: Vasilis Vlachoudis <>
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:20:12 +0000

Hi Nkanyiso,

The RADDECAY is not set to Semi-Analogue, but you are requesting a "Semi-Analogue" scoring
with the DCYSCORE which makes no sense.
You have to select in DCYSCORE one from the cooling times you have defined in the DCYTIMES and then everything
will be pSv/s


From: NKANYISO ROBERT Mantengu []
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 11:13
To: Joachim Vollaire;; Vasilis Vlachoudis
Subject: Re: [fluka-discuss]: USRBIN DOSE-EQ units

Here is the input file.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM, Joachim Vollaire <<>> wrote:
Maybe the best would be to send the input file and the detector(s) for which you are wondering about the normalization.


From:<> [<>] On Behalf Of NKANYISO ROBERT Mantengu
Sent: 25 April 2016 09:33
To:<>; Vasilis Vlachoudis <<>>
Subject: Re: [fluka-discuss]: USRBIN DOSE-EQ units

Dear Vasilis,
The thing is with DCYSCORE set to Semi-analogue mode, the detector turn to score both prompt and decay particles combined.
And my problem is how to present the units of this combination.
Nkanyiso R. Mantengu

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Vasilis Vlachoudis <<>> wrote:
Dear Nkanyiso,

all quantities in the decay part of the calculation are expressed per unit time pSv/s.
In the prompt part of the calculation are expressed as pSv/primary

From:<> [<>] on behalf of NKANYISO ROBERT Mantengu [<>]
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 16:03
Cc: Joachim Vollaire
Subject: [fluka-discuss]: USRBIN DOSE-EQ units
Dear FLUKA users,
I have a confusion with the units of the USRBIN DOSE-EQ scoring detector.
I have set the USRBIN DOSE-EQ scoring detector associated with DCYSCORE in Semi-analogue mode since I want to score prompt-decay particles, and I have also defined the irradiation profile using IRRPROFIle card.
So I'm confused if my units for DOSE-EQ should be in pSv per unit primary weight, since my DCYSCORE is in Semi-analogue mode, or they are expressed in pSv/s, since I have define the irradiation profile.
And if the units are expressed in pSv per unit primary weight, can I just multiply with my beam current (in prim/s) to get pSv/s, or I should multiply with the total particle statistical weight, which is the number of events requested, to get pSv.
Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Nkanyiso R. Mantengu.

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