The Liège Intranuclear Cascade Model: Present Status

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Authors

  • Thierry Aoust
  • Joseph Cugnon
  • Pierre Henrotte
  • Alain Boudard
  • Sylvie Leray
  • Claude Volant

Institutes & Expert groups

  • CEA Saclay - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
  • ULG - Université de Liège

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Abstract

Spallation reactions are usually simulated by intranuclear cascade model followed by evaporation-fission models. In the intranuclear cascade step, the particle-nucleus collision is described by Monte Carlo simulations of the nucleon-nucleon collisions inside the nucleus. Tested against many experimental measurements, the intranuclear cascade of Liège (INCL) has been shown to be quite successful in the description of proton-induced spallation reactions in the 200 MeV - 2 GeV range. In this paper, the capabilities of INCL4 and the more recent improvements of the model are presented. They bear on the introduction of an isospin and energy dependence of the mean field, on the improvement of the pion production mechanism, on the behaviour of the model at low energy and on the inclusion of composite production during the cascade stage.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Liège Intranuclear Cascade Model. Present Status.
Place of PublicationChattanooga, United States
Pages1-12
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2005
EventMonte Carlo 2005 Topical Meeting - The Monte Carlo Method: Versatility Unbounded in a Dynamic Computing World - Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Duration: 17 Apr 200521 Apr 2005

Conference

ConferenceMonte Carlo 2005 Topical Meeting - The Monte Carlo Method: Versatility Unbounded in a Dynamic Computing World
CountryUnited States
CityChattanooga, Tennessee
Period2005-04-172005-04-21

Keywords

  • nuclear reaction, intranuclear cascade, spallation

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