Applicability of nuclear reaction models implemented in PHITS to simulations on single-event effects

S. Abe, S. Hirayama, Yukinobu Watanabe, N. Sano, Y. Tosaka, M. Tsutsui, H. Furuta, T. Imamura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)


The nuclear reaction models implemented in the PHITS (Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System), i.e., the INC model, the QMD model and event generator mode (e-mode) with the JENDL-3.3 are validated to apply it to simulations on single-event effects. The model calculations are compared with available experimental data of light-ion (proton and alpha particle) production from neutron-induced reactions on natSi and 16O for neutron energies below 100 MeV. Since there is no measurement of light-ion production from Si for neutron energies more than 100 MeV, protoninduced reactions on 27Al are also used in the model validation. Comparisons of calculated and measured data for light-ion production show that the e-mode calculation with JENDL-3.3 provides better agreement with the experimental data below 20 MeV than the INC and QMD models, and the QMD model reproduces them well above 20 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1446
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Cite this