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Simulation of ALTEA calibration data with PHITS, FLUKA and GEANT4

La Tessa, C. and Di Fino, L. and Larosa, M. and Lee, K. and Mancusi, D. and Matthiä, Daniel and Narici, L. and Zaconte, V. (2009) Simulation of ALTEA calibration data with PHITS, FLUKA and GEANT4. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms , 267 (21-22), pp. 3549-3557. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2009.06.086. ISSN 0168-583X.

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Abstract

The ALTEA-Space detector has been calibrated by testing its response to several monochromatic beams. These measurements provided energy-deposition spectra in silicon of 100, 600 and 1000 MeV/nucleon C-12 and 200 and 600 MeV/nucleon Ti-48. The results have been compared to three Monte Carlo transport codes, namely PHITS, GEANT4 and FLUKA. Median, full width at half maximum (FWHM) and interquartile range (IQR) have been calculated for all datasets to characterize location, width and asymmetry of the energy-deposition spectra. Particular attention has been devoted to the influence of δ rays on the shape of the energy-deposition spectrum, both with the help of analytical calculations and Monte Carlo simulations. The two approaches proved that, in this range of projectile charge, projectile energy and detector size, the leakage of secondary electrons might introduce a difference between the energy-loss and energy-deposition spectrum, in particular by changing the location, width and symmetry of the distribution. The overall agreement between the Monte Carlo predictions and the measurements is fair and makes PHITS, FLUKA and GEANT4 all possible candidates for simulating ALTEA-Space experiment.

Document Type:Article
Title:Simulation of ALTEA calibration data with PHITS, FLUKA and GEANT4
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
La Tessa, C. Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Via della Ricerca scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Di Fino, L. Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Via della Ricerca scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Larosa, M. Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Via della Ricerca scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Lee, K. Space Radiation Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center, NASA, Houston, Texas, USA
Mancusi, D. Fundamental Interactions in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Liège, allée du 6 août, 17, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
Matthiä, Daniel UNSPECIFIED
Narici, L. Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Via della Ricerca scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Zaconte, V. Department of Physics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN, Via della Ricerca scientifica 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Date:2009
Journal or Publication Title:Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:267
DOI:10.1016/j.nimb.2009.06.086
Page Range:pp. 3549-3557
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0168-583X
Status:Published
Keywords:ALTEA, PHITS, FLUKA, GEANT4, Monte Carlo, Energy spectrum, δ rays
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Strahlenbiologie (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kerstin Kopp
Deposited On:01 Dec 2009 14:13
Last Modified:20 Mar 2013 19:42

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