A simplified Monte Carlo electron transport algorithm for advanced bremsstrahlung converter design calculations Academic Article uri icon


  • A fast and simple algorithm is presented for calculating the effects of energy loss and scattering on electrons which pass through a converter foil. This algorithm is designed to be integrated into particle-in-cell codes for electron-beam transport. The results of this algorithm for such quantities as energy and number transmission and reflection coefficients compare very favorably with results obtained from a more sophisticated Monte Carlo transport code for pertinent applications. The savings in time is appreciable: this algorithm is approximately 30 times faster than the more sophisticated code.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pregenzer, A., & Morel, J. E.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • June 1985