A Geant4-based Monte Carlo Tool for Nuclear Astrophysics
ELI-NP / IFIN-HH, Magurele, Romania
2 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Italy
3 Facoltà di Ingegneria e Architettura, Università Kore, Italy
4 Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università degli Studi, Italy
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Published online: 29 June 2018
Present and future gamma-beam facilities represent a great opportunity to validate and evaluate the cross-sections of many photonuclear reactions at near-threshold energies, whose data mostly come from theoretical calculations. We developed a Monte Carlo (MC) software that makes use of the validatedtracking Geant4 libraries and the n-body event generator of ROOT libraries in order to provide a fast, realiable and complete MC tool to be used for nuclear physics experiments, with a particular focus on photo-nuclear processes. We discuss the results of the MC simulations performed in order to evaluate the effects of the electromagnetic background, the straggling of the emitted particles due to the target thickness and the resolution of the silicon detectors. Finally we present the preliminary results on some nuclear reactions involved in the p-process, which will be studied with ELISSA and the GBS at ELI-NP.
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