Determination of electron backscattering coefficient of beryllium by a high-precision Monte Carlo simulation

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We present an up-to-date Monte Carlo simulation of electron backscattering coefficient of beryllium, which is an important material in fusion reactor, at an impact energy range of electrons between 100 eV and 100 keV. The Mott’s cross section calculated with more accurate scattering potential and a relativistic dielectric functional formalism with full Penn algorithm and experimental optical data are used in the modelling of electron elastic and inelastic scatterings, respectively. This Monte Carlo simulation modelling enabled us to derive comprehensive theoretical values of backscattering coefficient, which are found significantly smaller than the previous published experimental data particularly at energies below 10 keV.

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  • 08/12/2020
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