The Stopping and Range of Electrons in Matter


The SRIM website is about IONS and its software can not be used for the stopping of electrons or muons. (Several authors have used it for pions, and SRIM appears to work reasonably well for energies below 10 MeV/u). There are programs similar to SRIM which are available for the Stopping and Range of Electrons in Matter (SREM). Links to these will be appended here as they become available.


CASINO - (monte CArlo SImulation of electroNs in sOlids) 

was written by a Canadian group in Quebec. The Monte Carlo program CASINO has been programmed by the research team of Raynald Gauvin (Ph.D., Professor at Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada). The program has been initially programmed by Pierre Hovongton, Ph.D. and Dominique Drouin, Ph.D. in 1996 and it has been updated by Paula Horny, M.Sc.A. student and by Hendrix Demers, undergraduate student in 1999. All this work have been performed under the supervision of Professor Raynald GAUVIN. The program has been updated to a Windows environment by Alexandre R. Couture and Dominique Drouin who have added many new features.



CASINO may be downloaded from: 

PENELOPE, A Code System for Monte Carlo Simulation of Electron and Photon Transport”, 

The computer code system PENELOPE (version 2003) performs Monte Carlo simulation of coupled electron-photon transport in arbitrary materials for a wide energy range, from a few hundred eV to about 1GeV. Photon transport is simulated by means of the standard, detailed simulation scheme. Electron and positron histories are generated on the basis of a mixed procedure, which combines detailed simulation of hard events with condensed simulation of soft interactions. A geometry package called PENGEOM permits the generation of random electron-photon showers in material systems consisting of homogeneous bodies limited by quadric surfaces, i.e. planes, spheres, cylinders, etc. 
Francesc Salvat and Jose M.Fernandez-Varea
Facultat de Fisica (ECM)
Universitat de Barcelona.
Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
Eduardo Acosta.
Facultad de Matematica, Astrononia y Fisica,
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba.
Ciudad Universitaria, 5000 Cordoba, Argentina
Josep Sempau.
Institut de Tecniques Energetiques, 
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. 
Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
For more information, click HERE
Citation:  Nuclear Instruments and Methods B 132 (1997) 377-390.