Procedures of mathematical modeling of thin solid-state converters of neutrons are described and converters a foil from natural gadolinium and its 157 isotopes are viewed. Algorithms of calculation of absorption of neutrons in a material of converters, probabilities formation of secondary electrons, probability of an exit of electrons from a material of the converter and efficiency of converters are given. Calculation is made for various thicknesses of converters, and various wavelengths of neutrons. The optimal converter thicknesses are chosen.
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D. Abdushukurov, "Mathematical Modeling of the Efficiency Gadolinium Based Neutron Converters," Applied Mathematics
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