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Re: Question Broadning in energy deposition (Amit Kumar)
Date: 08 Apr, 2016
From: michel maire <michel maire>

On Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:09:00 GMT, Amit Kumar wrote:
> Dear All
> I am simulating the neutron-carbon interaction and trying to generate
> the distribution of energy deposition in diamond through 12C(n,alpha)9Be
> nuclear reaction. In the spectrum I am just getting a single vertical
> line which is indicating that in each event a single value of energy has
> been deposited in the detector(which is practically not possible). I
> have reduced the thickness of detector below the range of alpha
> generated in diamond, still I didn't get broadening in the energy
> deposition.
> I have also observed the spectrum experimentally and experimental result
> is a broad distribution around the maxima (looks like Gaussian).
> Although this broadening may be attributed due to the electronic noise
> (due to the electronic components used to acquire the spectrum) but
> there should be some intrinsic broadening in the spectrum due to
> detector itself ( due to energy straggling).
> Please let me know how can I get the expected spectrum.
> Thanks

   What is the energy of incident neutrons ?

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