ICRM 2007, 3-7 September 2007, Cape Town, South Africa
Applied Radiation and Isotopes 66(6-7):764-768, 2008
An intercomparison of Monte Carlo codes used in gamma-ray spectrometry
In an intercomparison exercise, the Monte Carlo codes most commonly used in gamma-ray spectrometry today were compared with each other in order to gauge the differences between them in terms of typical applications. No reference was made to experimental data; instead, the aim was to confront the codes with each other, as they were applied to the calculation of full-energy-peak and total efficiencies. Surprising differences between the results of different codes were revealed.