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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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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.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/65686/
Document Type:Article
Title:PHITS simulations of the Matroshka experiment
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Gustafsson, K. Nuclear Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296 Gothenburg, SwedenUNSPECIFIED
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, USAUNSPECIFIED
Mancusi, D. Fundamental Interactions in Physics and Astrophysics, University of Liège, 4000 Liège, BelgiumUNSPECIFIED
Sato, T. Nuclear Science and Engineering Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Shirakata-Shirane 2-4, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Advances in Space Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1266-1272
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: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:15 Oct 2010 12:40
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:27

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