Progress on the TRIPOLI-4®-Geant4 coupling
1 CEA, Centre de Saclay, DEN/DANS/DM2S/SERMA/LTSD, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX, France
2 CEA, Centre de Saclay, DEN/DANS/DM2S/SERMA/LPEC, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX, France
3 CEA, Centre de Saclay, DSM/IRAMIS/LIDYL/PHI, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX, France
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Published online: 25 September 2017
The capability to simulate the transport of charged and/or high-energy hadrons (especially protons) is indispensable for a number of applications. This includes, among others, simulation studies concerned with radiation protection and decommissioning around accelerators and high-intensity laser facilities, as well as beam characterisation in spallation neutron sources. In the context of Monte-Carlo particle transport codes, solving these problems often requires the use of advanced variance-reduction techniques. TRIPOLI-4® is a reference Monte-Carlo particle transport code for the simulation of low-energy (≲ 20 MeV) neutrons and photons and offers a wide range of sophisticated variance-reduction schemes; however, it cannot be applied to the problems mentioned above because it lacks the capability to transport charged, high-energy hadrons.
This limitation can be circumvented by coupling TRIPOLI-4r with the Geant4 particle-transport toolkit. We present here the first results of this coupling.
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