Project Title

Simulation of a Geiger Counter using MCNP

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

SPCEET - Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Eduardo Farfan

Additional Faculty

Dr. Tien Mun Yee, Mechanical Engineering, tyee@kennesaw.edu Dr. Jungkyu Park, Mechanical Engineering, jpark186@kennesaw.edu

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Abstract (300 words maximum)

NCUR Conference

Simulation of a Geiger Counter using MCNP

Paul Schwan and David Wall

Mentors:

Dr. Eduardo B. Farfán

Dr. Tien Mun Yee

Dr. Jungkyu Park

Kennesaw State University

Geiger counters are extensively utilized for measuring ionization radiation from alpha-particle, beta-particle, and gamma-ray sources. Geiger counters are used for radiation monitoring and field characterization in areas such as radiological protection, experimental physics, and nuclear industry. In this study, Monte Carlo simulations of a Geiger counter were completed using a Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP). The Geiger counter system simulated in this work was built by a group of research students at Kennesaw State University. The purpose of this study was to verify the proper functionality of the developed Geiger counter and compare the results from the simulation and those from the developed counter.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Simulation of a Geiger Counter using MCNP

NCUR Conference

Simulation of a Geiger Counter using MCNP

Paul Schwan and David Wall

Mentors:

Dr. Eduardo B. Farfán

Dr. Tien Mun Yee

Dr. Jungkyu Park

Kennesaw State University

Geiger counters are extensively utilized for measuring ionization radiation from alpha-particle, beta-particle, and gamma-ray sources. Geiger counters are used for radiation monitoring and field characterization in areas such as radiological protection, experimental physics, and nuclear industry. In this study, Monte Carlo simulations of a Geiger counter were completed using a Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP). The Geiger counter system simulated in this work was built by a group of research students at Kennesaw State University. The purpose of this study was to verify the proper functionality of the developed Geiger counter and compare the results from the simulation and those from the developed counter.