MCSHAPE is a general purpose Monte Carlo code developed at the University of Bologna to simulate the diffusion of X- and gamma-ray photons with the special feature of describing the full evolution of the photon polarization state along the interactions with the target. The prevailing photon-matter interactions in the energy range 1–1000 keV, Compton and Rayleigh scattering and photoelectric effect, are considered. All the parameters that characterize the photon transport can be suitably defined: (i) the source intensity, (ii) its full polarization state as a function of energy, (iii) the number of collisions, and (iv) the energy interval and resolution of the simulation. It is possible to visualize the results for selected groups of interactions. MCSHAPE simulates the propagation in heterogeneous media of polarized photons (from synchrotron sources) or of partially polarized sources (from X-ray tubes). In this paper, the main features of MCSHAPE are illustrated with some examples and a comparison with experimental data. The Monte Carlo code MCSHAPE: main features and recent developments. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273261334_The_Monte_Carlo_code_MCSHAPE_main_features_and_recent_developments.

The Monte Carlo code MCSHAPE: Main features and recent developments / Viviana Scot;Jorge E. Fernandez. - In: SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA, PART B: ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY. - ISSN 0584-8547. - STAMPA. - 108:5(2015), pp. 53-60. [10.1016/j.sab.2015.02.005]

The Monte Carlo code MCSHAPE: Main features and recent developments

SCOT, VIVIANA;FERNANDEZ, JORGE EDUARDO
2015

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MCSHAPE is a general purpose Monte Carlo code developed at the University of Bologna to simulate the diffusion of X- and gamma-ray photons with the special feature of describing the full evolution of the photon polarization state along the interactions with the target. The prevailing photon-matter interactions in the energy range 1–1000 keV, Compton and Rayleigh scattering and photoelectric effect, are considered. All the parameters that characterize the photon transport can be suitably defined: (i) the source intensity, (ii) its full polarization state as a function of energy, (iii) the number of collisions, and (iv) the energy interval and resolution of the simulation. It is possible to visualize the results for selected groups of interactions. MCSHAPE simulates the propagation in heterogeneous media of polarized photons (from synchrotron sources) or of partially polarized sources (from X-ray tubes). In this paper, the main features of MCSHAPE are illustrated with some examples and a comparison with experimental data. The Monte Carlo code MCSHAPE: main features and recent developments. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273261334_The_Monte_Carlo_code_MCSHAPE_main_features_and_recent_developments.
2015
The Monte Carlo code MCSHAPE: Main features and recent developments / Viviana Scot;Jorge E. Fernandez. - In: SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA, PART B: ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY. - ISSN 0584-8547. - STAMPA. - 108:5(2015), pp. 53-60. [10.1016/j.sab.2015.02.005]
The Monte Carlo code MCSHAPE: Main features and recent developments / Viviana Scot;Jorge E. Fernandez. - In: SPECTROCHIMICA ACTA, PART B: ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY. - ISSN 0584-8547. - STAMPA. - 108:5(2015), pp. 53-60. [10.1016/j.sab.2015.02.005]
Viviana Scot;Jorge E. Fernandez
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