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Title: The FLUKA Code: Developments and Challenges for High Energy and Medical Applications

The FLUKA Monte Carlo code is used extensively at CERN for all beam-machine interactions, radioprotection calculations and facility design of forthcoming projects. Such needs require the code to be consistently reliable over the entire energy range (from MeV to TeV) for all projectiles (full suite of elementary particles and heavy ions). Outside CERN, among various applications worldwide, FLUKA serves as a core tool for the HIT and CNAO hadron-therapy facilities in Europe. Therefore, medical applications further impose stringent requirements in terms of reliability and predictive power, which demands constant refinement of sophisticated nuclear models and continuous code improvement. Some of the latest developments implemented in FLUKA are presented in this paper, with particular emphasis on issues and concerns pertaining to CERN and medical applications.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [4] ; ;  [1]
  1. European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), CH-1211 Geneva 23 (Switzerland)
  2. ELI Beamlines, Harfa Office Park Ceskomoravská 2420/15a, 190 93 Prague 9 (Czech Republic)
  3. Unità di Fisica Medica, Fondazione CNAO, I-27100 Pavia (Italy)
  4. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, I-20133 Milano (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22436726
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Data Sheets; Journal Volume: 120; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; CERN; HADRONS; HEAVY IONS; ION BEAMS; MEV RANGE; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NUCLEAR MODELS; RADIOTHERAPY; TEV RANGE