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Title: MCNP6 Simulation of Light and Medium Nuclei Fragmentation at Intermediate Energies

MCNP6, the latest and most advanced LANL Monte Carlo transport code, representing a merger of MCNP5 and MCNPX, is actually much more than the sum of those two computer codes; MCNP6 is available to the public via RSICC at Oak Ridge, TN, USA. In the present work, MCNP6 was validated and verified (V&V) against different experimental data on intermediate-energy fragmentation reactions, and results by several other codes, 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 CEM03.03 and LAQGSM03.03. It was found that MCNP6 using CEM03.03 and LAQGSM03.03 describes well fragmentation reactions induced on light and medium target nuclei by protons and light nuclei of energies around 1 GeV/nucleon and below, and can serve as a reliable simulation tool for different applications, like cosmic-ray-induced single event upsets (SEU’s), radiation protection, and cancer therapy with proton and ion beams, to name just a few. Future improvements of the predicting capabilities of MCNP6 for such reactions are possible, and are discussed in this work.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1182624
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-22811
TRN: US1600152
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 12 International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (NN2015), Catania (Italy), 21-26 Jun 2015
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE/LANL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; M CODES; PROTON REACTIONS; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; LIGHT NUCLEI; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; STRING MODELS; THERAPY; NUCLEAR FRAGMENTATION; COSMIC RADIATION; EXCITON MODEL; MONTE CARLO METHOD; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GEV RANGE; GLUONS; NEOPLASMS; QUARKS; RADIATION PROTECTION; TRANSPORT THEORY; VALIDATION; VERIFICATION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS Atomic and Nuclear Physics