Development of scinful-qmd code to calculate the neutron detection efficiencies for liquid organic scintillator up to 3 gev

Daiki Satoh, Satoshi Kunieda, Yosuke Iwamoto, Nobuhiro Shigyo, Kenji Ishibashi

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Abstract

The Monte Carlo code, designeted SCINFUL-QMD, has been developed to calculate neutron detection efficiency up to 3 GeV for liquid organic scintillators such as NE-213. The existing Monte Carlo code, SCINFUL, is known to reproduce a response function and detection efficiency at incident neutron energies below 80 MeV. We incorporate the quantum molecular dynamics plus statistical decay model (QMD+SDM) into SCINFUL to extend the upper limit of incident neutron energy to 3 GeV. The results by SCINFUL-QMD are compared with experimental data and those of CECIL. The SCINFUL-QMD exhibits an increase in detection efficiency above 300 MeV. This tendency agrees with one of the experimental data. The increase is achived by taking charged pion production into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-660
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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