This program is a Monte Carlo simulation of electron trajectory in solid specially designed for low beam interaction in a bulk and thin foil. This complex single scattering Monte Carlo program is specifically designed for low energy beam interaction and can be used to generate many of the recorded signals (X-rays and backscattered electrons) in a scanning electron microscope. This program can also be efficiently used for all of the accelerated voltage found on a field emission scanning electron microscope(0.1 to 30 keV).
The Monte Carlo program CASINO has been programmed by the research team of Raynald Gauvin (PhD, Full professor at University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada). The program has been initially programmed by Pierre Hovington, PhD and Dominique Drouin, PhD in 1996 and it has been updated by Paula Horny, M.Sc.A. student and by Hendrix Demers, undergraduate student in 1999. All this work have been performed under the supervision of Professor Raynald Gauvin.
The new Windows based interface and reprogramming of CASINO was programed by Alexandre Real Couture, undergraduate student, in 2000, under the supervision of Professor Dominique Drouin.