ANN modeling of the bremsstrahlung photon flux in tantalum target

Gunoglu K., Demir N., AKKURT İ., DEMIRCI Z. N.

NEURAL COMPUTING & APPLICATIONS, vol.23, no.6, pp.1591-1595, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00521-012-1111-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1591-1595
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Bremsstrahlung photons produced by 15 MeV electron beam are simulated using the Monte Carlo code of FLUKA. Tantalum foils have been chosen as a target material in the simulation, and the obtained photon spectrum has been analyzed with artificial neural network (ANN) technique. In the training ANN model, the thicknesses and energy values of bremsstrahlung photons for the Ta target have been used as input. In this study, we observed that the trained ANN model is consistent with simulation results.