Monte Carlo tools to supplement experimental microdosimetric spectra

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Tissue-equivalent proportional counters (TEPCs) are widely used in experimental microdosimetry for characterising the radiation quality in radiation protection and radiation therapy environments. Generally, TEPCs are filled with tissue-equivalent gas mixtures, at low gas pressure, to simulate tissue site sizes similar to the cell nucleus (1 or 2 µm). The TEPC response using Monte Carlo (MC) codes can be applied to supplement experimental measurements. Most of general-purpose MC codes currently available recourse to the condensed-history approach to model the electron transport and do not transport low-energy electrons (


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-458
JournalRadiation protection dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2013
EventNEUDOS 2013 -12th Symposium on Neutron and Ion Dosimetry - IRSN- Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Aix-en-provence, France
Duration: 3 Jun 20137 Jun 2013


  • microdosimetry, Monte Carlo, TEPC, FLUKA, PENELOPE

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