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Title: Validation of Heavy Ion Transport Capabilities in PHITS

Abstract

The performance of the Monte Carlo code system PHITS is validated for heavy ion transport capabilities by performing simulations and comparing results against experimental data from heavy ion reactions of benchmark quality. These data are from measurements of secondary neutron production cross sections in reactions of Xe at 400 MeV/u with lithium and lead targets, measurements of neutrons outside of thick concrete and iron shields, and measurements of isotope yields produced in the fragmentation of a 140 MeV/u 48Ca beam on a beryllium target and on a tantalum target. A practical example that tests magnetic field capabilities is shown for a simulated 48Ca beam at 500 MeV/u striking a lithium target to produce the rare isotope 44Si, with ion transport through a fragmentation-reaction magnetic pre-separator. The results of this study show that PHITS performs reliably for the simulation of radiation fields that is necessary for designing safe, reliable and cost effective future high-powered heavy-ion accelerators in rare isotope beam facilities.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1321 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21055005
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: 10.1063/1.2720458; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BENCHMARKS; CALCIUM 48; CALCIUM 48 REACTIONS; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CROSS SECTIONS; LEAD 208 TARGET; LITHIUM 7 TARGET; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; P CODES; PERFORMANCE; SILICON 44; XENON 129 REACTIONS; XENON 132 REACTIONS

Citation Formats

Ronningen, Reginald M. Validation of Heavy Ion Transport Capabilities in PHITS. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2720458.
Ronningen, Reginald M. Validation of Heavy Ion Transport Capabilities in PHITS. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2720458.
Ronningen, Reginald M. Mon . "Validation of Heavy Ion Transport Capabilities in PHITS". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2720458.
@article{osti_21055005,
title = {Validation of Heavy Ion Transport Capabilities in PHITS},
author = {Ronningen, Reginald M.},
abstractNote = {The performance of the Monte Carlo code system PHITS is validated for heavy ion transport capabilities by performing simulations and comparing results against experimental data from heavy ion reactions of benchmark quality. These data are from measurements of secondary neutron production cross sections in reactions of Xe at 400 MeV/u with lithium and lead targets, measurements of neutrons outside of thick concrete and iron shields, and measurements of isotope yields produced in the fragmentation of a 140 MeV/u 48Ca beam on a beryllium target and on a tantalum target. A practical example that tests magnetic field capabilities is shown for a simulated 48Ca beam at 500 MeV/u striking a lithium target to produce the rare isotope 44Si, with ion transport through a fragmentation-reaction magnetic pre-separator. The results of this study show that PHITS performs reliably for the simulation of radiation fields that is necessary for designing safe, reliable and cost effective future high-powered heavy-ion accelerators in rare isotope beam facilities.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2720458},
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}
}