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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)