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Monte carlo simulations of the n-TOF lead spallation target with the Geant4 toolkit

Autor(en)
J. Lerendegui-Marco, M. A. Cortés-Giraldo, C. Guerrero, J. M. Quesada, S. Lo Meo, C. Massimi, M. Barbagallo, N. Colonna, D. Mancussi, F. Mingrone, M. Sabaté-Gilarte, G. Vannini, V. Vlachoudis, O. Aberle, J. Andrzejewski, L. Audouin, M. Bacak, J. Balibrea, F. Bečvář, E. Berthoumieux, J. Billowes, D. Bosnar, A. Brown, M. Caamaño, F. Calviño, M. Calviani, D. Cano-Ott, R. Cardella, A. Casanovas, F. Cerutti, Y. H. Chen, E. Chiaveri, G. Cortés, L. Cosentino, L. A. Damone, M. Diakaki, C. Domingo-Pardo, R. Dressler, E. Dupont, I. Durán, B. Fernández-Domínguez, A. Ferrari, P. Ferreira, P. Finocchiaro, K. Göbel, M. B. Gómez-Hornillos, A. R. García, A. Gawlik, S. Gilardoni, T. Glodariu, I. F. Gonçalves, E. González, E. Griesmayer, F. Gunsing, H. Harada, S. Heinitz, J. Heyse, D. G. Jenkins, E. Jericha, F. Käppeler, Y. Kadi, A. Kalamara, P. Kavrigin, A. Kimura, N. Kivel, M. Kokkoris, M. Krtička, D. Kurtulgil, E. Leal-Cidoncha, C. Lederer, H. Leeb, S. J. Lonsdale, D. Macina, J. Marganiec, T. Martínez, A. Masi, P. Mastinu, M. Mastromarco, E. A. Maugeri, A. Mazzone, E. Mendoza, A. Mengoni, P. M. Milazzo, A. Musumarra, A. Negret, R. Nolte, A. Oprea, N. Patronis, A. Pavlik, J. Perkowski, I. Porras, J. Praena, D. Radeck, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, P. C. Rout, C. Rubbia, J. A. Ryan, A. Saxena, P. Schillebeeckx, D. Schumann, A. G. Smith, N. V. Sosnin, A. Stamatopoulos, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, A. Tarifeño-Saldivia, L. Tassan-Got, S. Valenta, V. Variale, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, R. Vlastou, A. Wallner, S. Warren, P. J. Woods, T. Wright, P. Zugec
Abstrakt

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 FLGBRA. 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.

Organisation(en)
Isotopenphysik
Externe Organisation(en)
Universidad de Sevilla, ENEA Centro Ricerche Bologna, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Roma, Sezione di Bologna, Università degli Studi di Catania, Università degli Studi di Bologna, IRFU, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), University of Lodz, Institut de Physique Nucléaire d'Orsay (IPN), Technische Universität Wien, Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnológica, Charles University Prague, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Zagreb, University of York, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Università degli Studi di Bari, Universitat de València, Paul Scherrer Institute, Associação EURATOM/IST, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN HH), Japan Atomic Energy Agency, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), University of Edinburgh, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Padua, University of Ioannina, Universidad de Granada, Universität Basel, Centre for Astrophysics Research, University of Hertfordshire, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Australian National University
Anzahl der Seiten
4
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714603030
Publikationsdatum
09-2017
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
103014 Kernphysik
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Physics and Astronomy(all)
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/monte-carlo-simulations-of-the-ntof-lead-spallation-target-with-the-geant4-toolkit(621aa1a6-120b-4094-84c1-d020ee26fec0).html