Incorporation of the statistical multi-fragmentation model in PHITS and its application for simulation of fragmentation by heavy ions and protons
1 Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Shirakata-Shirane, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
2 Research Organization for Information Science and Technology, Shirakata-shirane, Tokai, Ibaraki 319-1188, Japan
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The fragmentation reactions of relativistic-energy nucleus-nucleus and proton-nucleus collisions were simulated using the Statistical Multi-fragmentation Model (SMM) incorporated with the Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS). The comparisons of calculated cross-sections with literature data showed that PHITS-SMM predicts the fragmentation cross-sections of heavy nuclei up to two orders of magnitude more accurately than PHITS for heavy-ion-induced reactions. For proton-induced reactions, noticeable improvements are observed for interactions of the heavy target with protons at an energy greater than 1 GeV. Therefore, consideration for multi-fragmentation reactions is necessary for the accurate simulation of energetic fragmentation reactions of heavy nuclei.
Key words: Statistical multi-fragmentation model / Relativistic energy / Heavy ions / Protons / Multi-fragmentation / Double-differential cross-section
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