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Applications of FLUKA Monte Carlo code for nuclear and accelerator physics

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
0168-583X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
269
Issue
24
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.04.028
Keywords
  • Fluka
  • Simulation
  • Ntof
  • Lhc
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract FLUKA is a general purpose Monte Carlo code capable of handling all radiation components from thermal energies (for neutrons) or 1 keV (for all other particles) to cosmic ray energies and can be applied in many different fields. Presently the code is maintained on Linux. The validity of the physical models implemented in FLUKA has been benchmarked against a variety of experimental data over a wide energy range, from accelerator data to cosmic ray showers in the Earth atmosphere. FLUKA is widely used for studies related both to basic research and to applications in particle accelerators, radiation protection and dosimetry, including the specific issue of radiation damage in space missions, radiobiology (including radiotherapy) and cosmic ray calculations. After a short description of the main features that make FLUKA valuable for these topics, the present paper summarizes some of the recent applications of the FLUKA Monte Carlo code in the nuclear as well high energy physics. In particular it addresses such topics as accelerator related applications.

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