The determination of gamma ray transport has proven difficult to handle by ordinary methods. The use of the Monte Carlo method for the transport of various gamma rays impinging upon a detector has provided an accurate way to describe the gamma ray detection phenomenon. Using the Monte Carlo method, a procedure has been developed to describe all gamma ray interactions with the material of which the detector is made. The gamma ray detection efficiency is determined by computing the ratio of the gamma particles that interact and leave a certain minimum energy in the detector divided by the number of gamma particles emitted by the source.
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Greene, Wayne T., "A Development of a Monte Carlo Method for the Determination of the Gamma Ray Detecting Efficiency of a Germanium Detector" (1992). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 59.