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Title: Current status of MCNP6 as a simulation tool useful for space and accelerator applications

For the past several years, a major effort has been undertaken at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to develop the transport code MCNP6, the latest LANL Monte-Carlo transport code representing a merger and improvement of MCNP5 and MCNPX. We emphasize a description of the latest developments of MCNP6 at higher energies to improve its reliability in calculating rare-isotope production, high-energy cumulative particle production, and a gamut of reactions important for space-radiation shielding, cosmic-ray propagation, and accelerator applications. We present several examples of validation and verification of MCNP6 compared to a wide variety of intermediate- and high-energy experimental data on reactions induced by photons, mesons, nucleons, and nuclei at energies from tens of MeV to about 1 TeV/nucleon, and compare to results from other modern simulation tools.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1047093
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-23257
TRN: US1203857
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11th Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics (CIPANP 2012) ; 2012-05-28 - 2012-06-03 ; St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/LANL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Atomic and Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Physics & Radiation Physics(73); ACCELERATORS; EVAPORATION; FISSION; FRAGMENTATION; LANL; MESONS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; NUCLEI; NUCLEONS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PHOTONS; PRODUCTION; RELIABILITY; SHIELDING; SIMULATION; SPALLATION; TRANSPORT; VALIDATION; VERIFICATION