A study of high energy electrons in lead by the Monte Carlo method
Sorrels, John David
Walker, William D.
Master of Arts
The cascade processes of high energy electrons In load are studied by a Monte Carlo method designed for use with random numbers. Graphs of integral probabilities of bromsstrahlung, radiation and scattering in lead which were necessary for solution of the problom are presented. The fluctuations In the number of electrons in a shower when the ionization loss is neglected is found to agree with Furry's calculations, The likelyhood of 100 mev electrons penetrating three radiation lengths of load is studied, and a rough figure of .4 is set. The result is applied to an experiment described in the text.