Title: Monte Carlo simulations of the n_TOF lead spallation target with the Geant4 toolkit: A benchmark study
Authors: LERENDEGUI-MARCO J.CORTES-GIRALDO M. A.GUERRERO C.QUESADA J.LO MEO S.MASSIMI C.BARBAGALLO M.COLONNA N.MANCUSSI D.MINGRONE F.SABATE-GILARTE MVANNINI G.VLACHOUDIS V.ABERLE O.ANDRZEJEWSKI J.AUDOUIN L.BACAK M.BALIBREA J.BECVÁR F.BERTHOUMIEUX E.BILLOWES J.BOSNAR D.BROWN A.CAAMANO M.CALVIÑO F.CALVIANI M.CANO-OTT D.CARDELLA R.CASANOVAS A.CERUTTI F.CHEN Y. H.CHIAVERI E.CORTES G.COSENTINO LUIGIDAMONE L.DIAKAKI M.DOMINGO-PARDO C.DRESSLER R.DUPONT E.DURAN I.FERNANDEZ-DOMINGUEZ B.FERRARI A.FERREIRA P.FINOCCHIARO PAOLOGÖBEL K.GOMEZ-HORNILLOS M. B.GARCIA A. R.GAWLIK A.GILARDONI S.GLODARIU T.GONCALVES I.GONZALEZ-ROMERO E.GRIESMAYER E.GUNSING F.HARADA H.HEINITZ S.HEYSE JANJENKINS D. G.JERICHA E.KAEPPELER F.KADI Y.KALAMARA A.KAVRIGIN P.KIMURA A.KIVEL NIKOKOKKORIS M.KRTICKA M.KURTULGIL D.LEAL-CIDONCHA E.LEDERER C.LEEB H.LONSDALE S.MACINA D.MARGANIEC J.MARTÍNEZ T.MASI A.MASTINU P.MASTROMARCO M.MAUGERI E.MAZZONE A.MENDOZA E.MENGONI A.MILAZZO P. M.MUSUMARRA A.NEGRET A.NOLTE R.OPREA A.PATRONIS N.PAVLIK ANDREASPERKOWSKI J.PORRAS I.PRAENA J.RADECK D.RAUSCHER T.REIFARTH R.ROUT PRUBBIA C.RYAN J.SAXENA A.SCHILLEBEECKX PETERSCHUMANN D.SMITH A. G.SOSNIN N. V.STAMATOPOULOS A.TAGLIENTE G.TAIN J. L.TARIFENO-SALDIVIA A.TASSAN-GOT L.VALENTA S.VARIALE V.VAZ P.VENTURA A.VLASTOU R.WALLNER A.WARREN S.WOODS P. J.WRIGHT T. J.ZUGEC P.
Citation: EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 146 p. 03030
Publisher: EDP Sciences
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC108736
ISSN: 2100 014X
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC108736
DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201714603030
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Monte Carlo (MC) simulations are an essential tool to determine fundamental features of a neutron beam, such as the neutron flux or the γ-ray background, that sometimes can not be measured or at least not in every position or energy range. Until recently, the most widely used MC codes in this field had been MCNPX and FLUKA. However, the Geant4 toolkit has also become a competitive code for the transport of neutrons after the development of the native Geant4 format for neutron data libraries, G4NDL. In this context, we present the Geant4 simulations of the neutron spallation target of the n_TOF facility at CERN, done with version 10.1.1 of the toolkit. The first goal was the validation of the intra-nuclear cascade models implemented in the code using, as benchmark, the characteristics of the neutron beam measured at the first experimental area (EAR1), especially the neutron flux and energy distribution, and the time distribution of neutrons of equal kinetic energy, the so-called Resolution Function. The second goal was the development of a Monte Carlo tool aimed to provide useful calculations for both the analysis and planning of the upcoming measurements at the new experimental area (EAR2) of the facility.
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