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Re: Question Shielding calculation with radioactive waste (Andrea Conti)
Date: 18 Nov, 2014
From: Marc Verderi <Marc Verderi>

Hello,

Geant4 should work just fine for such application. You may certainly 
need to use the "Shielding" physics list, and probably with combination 
with some biasing.

Regards,
Marc

On 11/18/2014 03:54 AM, Andrea Conti wrote:
> *** Discussion title: Physics List
>
> I am an absolute beginner with Geant 4 and I am still reading the user's
> guide for application developers.
>
> I am envisaging to make a Monte-Carlo shielding calculation involving
> some scratch hardware from the core of a BWR contained in a cask for
> transport and storage of radioactive material. There would be alpha,
> beta and gamma. In principle, knowing the nuclide vectors of the waste I
> should predict the ambient dose equivalent rate in certain positions
> close to the casks, outside of them.
>
> Do you think that Geant4 is fit for such a calculation ?
>
> If yes, I am prepared to program the physics list by myself, if
> necessary. But do you think that any of the physics lists available in
> the libraries can be suitable for my case ?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
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