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Title: Validation and verification of MCNP6 against intermediate and high-energy experimental data and results by other codes

MCNP6, the latest and most advanced LANL transport code representing a recent merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX, has been Validated and Verified (V and V) against a variety of intermediate and high-energy experimental data and against results by different versions of MCNPX and other codes. In the present work, we V andV MCNP6 using mainly the latest modifications of the Cascade-Exciton Model (CEM) and of the Los Alamos version of the Quark-Gluon String Model (LAQGSM) event generators CEM03.02 and LAQGSM03.03. We found that MCNP6 describes reasonably well various reactions induced by particles and nuclei at incident energies from 18 MeV to about 1 TeV per nucleon measured on thin and thick targets and agrees very well with similar results obtained with MCNPX and calculations by CEM03.02, LAQGSM03.01 (03.03), INCL4 + ABLA, and Bertini INC + Dresner evaporation, EPAX, ABRABLA, HIPSE, and AMD, used as stand alone codes. Most of several computational bugs and more serious physics problems observed in MCNP6/X during our V and V have been fixed; we continue our work to solve all the known problems before MCNP6 is distributed to the public.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1041200
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-10-07847; LA-UR-10-7847
TRN: US1202622
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Int. Conf. on Mathematical and Computat. Meth. Nucl. Sci. Eng. (MC2011) ; May 8, 2011 ; Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; EVAPORATION; LANL; MODIFICATIONS; NUCLEI; NUCLEONS; PHYSICS; STRING MODELS; TARGETS; TRANSPORT; VALIDATION; VERIFICATION