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Title: Hadronic Shower Code Inter-Comparison and Verification

Abstract

To evaluate the quality of general purpose particle interaction and transport codes widely used in the high-energy physics community, express benchmarking is conducted. Seven tasks, important for high-energy physics applications, are chosen. For this first shot, they are limited to particle production on thin and thick targets and energy deposition in targets and calorimetric setups. Five code groups were asked to perform calculations in the identical conditions and provide results to the authors of this report. Summary of the code inter-comparison and verification against available experimental data is presented in this paper. Agreement is quite reasonable in many cases, but quite serious problems were revealed in the others.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Fermilab, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21054986
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 896; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Hadronic shower simulation workshop, Batavia, IL (United States), 6-8 Sep 2006; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2720462; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CASCADE SHOWERS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; HADRONS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PERFORMANCE; RADIATION TRANSPORT

Citation Formats

Mokhov, N. V., and Striganov, S. I. Hadronic Shower Code Inter-Comparison and Verification. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2720462.
Mokhov, N. V., & Striganov, S. I. Hadronic Shower Code Inter-Comparison and Verification. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2720462.
Mokhov, N. V., and Striganov, S. I. Mon . "Hadronic Shower Code Inter-Comparison and Verification". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2720462.
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abstractNote = {To evaluate the quality of general purpose particle interaction and transport codes widely used in the high-energy physics community, express benchmarking is conducted. Seven tasks, important for high-energy physics applications, are chosen. For this first shot, they are limited to particle production on thin and thick targets and energy deposition in targets and calorimetric setups. Five code groups were asked to perform calculations in the identical conditions and provide results to the authors of this report. Summary of the code inter-comparison and verification against available experimental data is presented in this paper. Agreement is quite reasonable in many cases, but quite serious problems were revealed in the others.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2720462},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 896,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Mon Mar 19 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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