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The exposure buildup factor formulation in a slab and rectangle geometry by the LTSN method

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In this paper, we report a formulation for the exposure buildup factor by solving the one-dimensional photon transport equation in a heterogeneous slab by the LTSN method, assuming the Klein-Nishina scattering kernel as the scattering differential cross-section as well as the multigroup model in the wavelength variable. We present numerical simulations and comparisons with available results in the literature for a multilayered slab composed of water, iron and lead. We also report an analytical solution to the exposure buildup factor by solving the photon transport equation in a rectangle applying the LTSN nodal method.

Keywords: exposure buildup factor, Klein-Nishina scattering kernel, multigroup model, LTSN nodal method, low radiation, photon transport equation

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