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PHITS simulations of the Matroshka experiment

Gustafsson, K. and Sihver, L. and Mancusi, D. and Sato, T. and Reitz, G. and Berger, T. (2010) PHITS simulations of the Matroshka experiment. Advances in Space Research, 46 (10), pp. 1266-1272. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.028.

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Abstract

The radiation environment in space is very different from the one encountered on Earth. In addition to the sparsely ionizing radiation, there are particles of different Z with energies ranging from keV up to hundreds of GeV which can cause severe damage to both electronics and humans. It is therefore important to understand the interactions of these highly ionizing particles with different materials such as the hull of space vehicles, human organs and electronics. We have used the Particle and Heavy-Ion Transport code System (PHITS), which is a three-dimensional Monte Carlo code able to calculate interactions and transport of particles and heavy ions with energies up to 100 GeV/nucleon in most matter. PHITS is developed and maintained by a collaboration between RIST (Research Organization for Information Science & Technology), JAEA (Japan Atomic Energy Agency), KEK (High Energy Accelerator Research Organization), Japan and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. For the purpose of examining the applicability of PHITS to the shielding design we have simulated the ESA facility Matroshka (MTR) designed and lead by the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Preliminary results are presented and discussed in this paper.

Document Type:Article
Title:PHITS simulations of the Matroshka experiment
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Gustafsson, K. Nuclear Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden
Sihver, L. Nuclear Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg, Sweden and Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics, Roanoke College, 221 College Lane, Salem, VA 24153, USA
Mancusi, D. Fundamental Interactions in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium
Sato, T. Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Shirakata-Shirane 2-4, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
Reitz, G. UNSPECIFIED
Berger, T. UNSPECIFIED
Date:2010
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Space Research
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:46
DOI:10.1016/j.asr.2010.05.028
Page Range:pp. 1266-1272
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:PHITS, Simulation, Matroshka, Space radiation, Dose estimation
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:15 Oct 2010 12:40
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:13

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