COSICAF, a fission chamber simulation tool for academic purposes
CEA, DEN, DER, Instrumentation, Sensors and Dosimetry Laboratory,
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Accepted: 12 May 2020
Published online: 19 June 2020
Nuclear instrumentation is a complex topic since it involves a wide range of physics phenomena like nuclear reactions, heavy ion interactions with matter, electrostatic, charge creation etc. Understanding and modelling fission chambers is a difficult task usually performed with Monte-Carlo and finite element simulations. Since a few years, analytical and simplified Monte Carlo models were introduced at the French Atomic Energy Commission to easily design detectors. It is proposed here to present the derivation of such model, called COSICAF, for academic purposes; this numerical model provided with this article, will help students and researchers to understand and design fission chambers. To demonstrate the interest and the limitation of proposed work in research field, the model is applied to simulate two real miniature fission chamber designs.
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