SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 August 2012

Benchmarking of Neutron Production of Heavy-Ion Transport Codes


Accurate prediction of radiation fields generated by heavy ion interactions is important in medical applications, space missions, and in design and operation of rare isotope research facilities. In recent years, several well-established computer codes in widespread use for particle and radiation transport calculations have been equipped with the capability to simulate heavy ion transport and interactions. To assess and validate these capabilities, we performed simulations of a series of benchmark-quality heavy ion experiments with the computer codes FLUKA, MARS15, MCNPX, and PHITS. We focus on the comparisons of secondary neutron production. Results are encouraging; however, further improvements in models and codes and additional benchmarking are required.

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Remec, I.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, US
Ronningen, R., M.
Michigan State Univ., National Superconductiong Cyclotron Laboratory, East Lansing, MI, US
Heilbronn, L.
The Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US
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Developed by Committee: E10
Pages: 322–336
DOI: 10.1520/STP155020120025
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7553-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7536-5