A comprehensive comparison for simulations of cosmic-ray muons underground

A. N. Villano, P. Cushman, A. Empl, A. Kennedy, S. Lindsay

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Abstract

The two leading simulation frameworks used for the simulation of cosmic-ray muons underground are FLUKA and Geant4. There have been in the past various questions raised as to the equivalence of these codes regarding cosmogenically produced neutrons and radioactivity in an underground environment. Many experiments choose one of these frameworks, and because they typically have different geometries or locations, the issues relating to code comparison are compounded. We report on an effort to compare the results of each of these codes in simulations which have simple geometry that is consistent between the two codes. It is seen that in terms of integrated neutron flux and neturon capture statistics the codes agree well in a broad sense. There are, however, differences that will be subject of further study. Comparisons of the simulations to available data are considered and the difficulties of such comparisons are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLow Radioactivity Techniques 2013, LRT 2013 - Proceedings of the IV International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques
Pages227-230
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 9 2013
Event4th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques 2013, LRT 2013 - Assergi, Italy
Duration: Apr 10 2013Apr 12 2013

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1549
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other4th International Workshop in Low Radioactivity Techniques 2013, LRT 2013
CountryItaly
CityAssergi
Period4/10/134/12/13

Keywords

  • cosmogenics
  • low background
  • neutrons

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