Course Leaders: Francesc Salvat (ES), Xavier Llovet (ES)
First run: Konstanz European Workshop, 2017
Monte Carlo simulation using PENEPMAThe programme PENEPMA aims at facilitating the application of the Monte Carlo method to the simulation of X-ray spectra obtained in EPMA measurements. PENEPMA is well suited for the simulation of X-rays emitted from samples with complex geometries and/or under unconventional conditions; it can help to understand the limits of the technique and/or optimize the instrument parameters. PENEPMA is based on the use of the general-purpose simulation package PENELOPE. This ½-day short course is intended to provide practical instruction on the use of PENEPMA. The course will introduce new users to the capabilities of the code and acquaint experienced users with new features. The course will be completely hands-on, and examples and applications will be used so that participants become familiar with the way the programme works and the outputs it produces. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop; they will be provided with a Windows or Linux executable version of the programme.