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A comparison of total reaction cross section models used in particle and heavy ion transport codes
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics. RIKEN Nishina Center. (Nuclear reaction group)
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2010 (English)In: Aerospace Conference, 2010 IEEE, IEEE, 2010, 1-9 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To be able to calculate the nucleon-nucleon and nucleon-nucleus total reaction cross sections with precision is very important for studies of basic nuclear properties, e.g. nuclear structure. This is also of importance for particle and heavy ion transport calculations since in all particle and heavy ion transport codes, the probability function that a projectile particle will collide within a certain distance x in the matter depends on the total reaction cross sections. This will also scale the calculated partial fragmentation cross sections. It is therefore crucial that accurate total reaction cross section models are used in the transport calculations. In this paper, different models for calculating nucleon-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus total reaction cross sections are compared.

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IEEE, 2010. 1-9 p.
Keyword [en]
aerospace safety;cosmic ray interactions;heavy ion-nucleus reactions;nuclear fragmentation;nuclear models;nucleon-nucleon interactions;nucleon-nucleus reactions;radiation protection;collision probability function;heavy ion transport codes;nuclear structure;nucleon+nucleon total reaction cross section;nucleon+nucleus total reaction cross section;partial fragmentation cross sections;particle transport codes;total reaction cross section models;transport calculations;Biographies;Educational institutions;Isotopes;Particle accelerators;Particle measurements;Performance evaluation;Physics;Probability;Projectiles;Protection
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Subatomic Physics
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Nuclear Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-223480DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2010.5447011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-223480DiVA: diva2:713141
2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, USA. 6-13 March, 2010
Available from: 2014-04-22 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2014-04-22

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