Comparison of Monte Carlo Calculations with Experimental Results for the Propagation of Gamma Rays Near an Air-Ground Interface

by J. I. Marcum

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One of a series of Rand Memoranda dealing with applications of the Monte Carlo method to complex problems involving nuclear radiation. This study solves a specific problem, namely, the prediction of the perturbation in gamma ray propagation caused by a dense interface, such as that existing at the junction of air and ground. The results agree well with the experimental results obtained for such a case by the Nuclear Defense Laboratory

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