Mar 21 – 27, 2009
Europe/Prague timezone

A Geant4 physics list for spallation and related nuclear physics applications based on INCL and ABLA models

Mar 24, 2009, 8:00 AM


Prague Congress Centre 5. května 65, 140 00 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Board: Tuesday 041
poster Event Processing Poster session


Mr Aatos Heikkinen (Helsinki Institute of Physics, HIP)


We present a new Geant4 physics list prepared for nuclear physics applications in the domain dominated by spallation. We discuss new Geant4 models based on the translation of INCL intra-nuclear cascade and ABLA de-excitation codes in C++ and used in the physic list. The INCL model is well established for targets heavier than Aluminium and projectile energies from ~ 150 MeV up to 2.5 GeV ~ 3 GeV. Validity of the Geant4 physics list is demonstrated from the perspective of accelerator driven systems and EURISOL project, especially with the neutron double differential cross sections and residual nuclei production. Foreseen improvements of the physics models for the treatment of light targets (Carbon - Oxygen) and light ion beams (up to Carbon) are discussed. An example application utilizing the physics list is introduced.

Primary author

Mr Aatos Heikkinen (Helsinki Institute of Physics, HIP)


Alain Boudard (CEN-Saclay, CEA-IRFU/SPhN) Gunter Folger (European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN) Pekka Kaitaniemi (HIP and CEN-Saclay, CEA-IRFU/SPhN)

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