Applied Surface Science, Vol.246, No.1-3, 117-125, 2005
Monte Carlo simulation of interactions between energetic electron and cellulose film
Monte Carlo method of simulating the interactions between energetic electron and organic compound is presented. This method is based on the Mott cross-section and Rutherford cross-section for the elastic scattering of electrons in different energy regions and the cross-section derived by dielectric response theory with exchange effect included for the inelastic scattering of electrons. The comparisons have been done to show the reliability of the described method. Using this method, the systematic calculations of the mean energy loss of transmitted electrons through the cellulose films with different thickness for different primary energies have been performed. The dependence of the mean energy loss of transmitted electrons on cellulose film thickness is analyzed. A method to evaluate the mean energy loss of the transmitted electrons for the cellulose film with a fixed thickness at a given primary energy is proposed. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.