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Question heat deposition in tungsten in X-ray tubes 

Keywords: heat temperature x-ray flux
Forum: Medical Applications
Date: 10 Oct, 2005
From: Aaron Maschinot <Aaron Maschinot>

I am searching for a Monte Carlo library to use for X-ray tube
 studies, i.e. 150keV electrons incident on a tungsten target to
 produce X-rays.  In particular, I am interested in performing
 X-ray flux studies as well as studies of the temperature of the
 tungsten target.

I am fairly certain that GEANT4 can handle the flux studies.  However,
 can GEANT4 perform such temperature studies?  I know that it
 can record energy deposition in a material per event, but temperature
 has an implicit time-dependence to it; it is not immediately apparent
 to me how event-by-event-processing Monte Carlo libraries can handle
 such studies.

Has anyone done such a study in GEANT4?  Can you explain how you did
 it or point me to such references?  I am new to GEANT4, so I apologize
 if the answer is obvious...

Thanks so much,


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