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Title: MUFFSgenMC: An Open Source Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications

Abstract

A cosmic ray Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications (MUFFSgenMC) has been developed to support state-of-the-art cosmic ray muon detection and tomographic applications. The flexible framework allows for easy and fast creation of source terms for popular Monte Carlo applications such as GEANT4 and MCNP, which simplifies the process of simulations. The flexible framework contains a variety of analytical, numerical, and parametric models that capture the main characteristics of the muon energy and angular distributions in the range 0 to 90 and at arbitrary energies. The primary model for muon energy distribution is an implementation of the Smith and Duller phenomenological model. The predictions for muon energies in the range from 1 GeV to 1 TeV and zenith angles 0 to 90 are validated against an extensive series of experimental spectrum measurements. Finally, the open source code available on Matlab’s Mathworks File Exchange (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/65585-muffsgenmc) was written to allow users to easily modify and expand the code. MUFFSgenMC can facilitate the study of cosmic ray muons for nuclear nonproliferation applications and will enable the development of new muon-based detection and imaging techniques by providing an easy source term generator.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. ORNL
  2. University of Florida, Gainesville
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1456803
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP 2018) - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America - 4/8/2018 8:00:00 AM-4/11/2018 8:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Greulich, Christopher, Baciak, James E., Banerjee, Kaushik, and Chatzidakis, Stylianos. MUFFSgenMC: An Open Source Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Greulich, Christopher, Baciak, James E., Banerjee, Kaushik, & Chatzidakis, Stylianos. MUFFSgenMC: An Open Source Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications. United States.
Greulich, Christopher, Baciak, James E., Banerjee, Kaushik, and Chatzidakis, Stylianos. Sun . "MUFFSgenMC: An Open Source Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1456803.
@article{osti_1456803,
title = {MUFFSgenMC: An Open Source Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications},
author = {Greulich, Christopher and Baciak, James E. and Banerjee, Kaushik and Chatzidakis, Stylianos},
abstractNote = {A cosmic ray Muon Flexible Framework for Spectral Generation for Monte Carlo Applications (MUFFSgenMC) has been developed to support state-of-the-art cosmic ray muon detection and tomographic applications. The flexible framework allows for easy and fast creation of source terms for popular Monte Carlo applications such as GEANT4 and MCNP, which simplifies the process of simulations. The flexible framework contains a variety of analytical, numerical, and parametric models that capture the main characteristics of the muon energy and angular distributions in the range 0 to 90 and at arbitrary energies. The primary model for muon energy distribution is an implementation of the Smith and Duller phenomenological model. The predictions for muon energies in the range from 1 GeV to 1 TeV and zenith angles 0 to 90 are validated against an extensive series of experimental spectrum measurements. Finally, the open source code available on Matlab’s Mathworks File Exchange (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/65585-muffsgenmc) was written to allow users to easily modify and expand the code. MUFFSgenMC can facilitate the study of cosmic ray muons for nuclear nonproliferation applications and will enable the development of new muon-based detection and imaging techniques by providing an easy source term generator.},
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year = {2018},
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