Simulation Exercises

Simulation Exercises

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Many processes and equipment related to Nuclear and Radiochemistry can be explained easier and more understandable by using a simulation. This will in addition actively engage the student in operating the simulation software, manipulating input parameters, etc. and watching the effect on the output, which generally are thought to enhance the learning process. On this page the software tools to perform such simulations are listed as they are developed and/or found. Anybody who have such materal suitable for teaching are encouraged to share it here (see bottom of page for contact information etc.).

List of Simulation Exercises (and Software)

Simulation of Gamma-ray Detection. With this simulation software you can selectively turn on and off the different absorption mechanisms that apply for detection of gamma-rays: Full-energy absorption ("photo-effect"), Compton scattering and pair formation. In this way each type of interaction can be studied undisturbed by other processes, something which is impossible to do in real life. The software also allows you to wary the width of the detector response-function, thus enabling you to model different types of gamma detectors (HPGe, NaI, etc.).

Simulation of Two-component Decay. Simulate the count rate resulting from desintegration of two nuclei with different half-lives and a constant background.


As always, we would much like to receive comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. Please provide such on the assosiated discussion field (at the bottom of this or relevant pages) or send an e-mail to Likewise if you have developed your own simulations - please share your work with the NucWik community!