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Computed Pion Yields from a Tantalum Rod Target: Comparing MARS15 and GEANT4 Across Proton Energies

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
0920-5632
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
155
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2006.02.080
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

The choice of proton driver energy is an important variable in maximising the pion flux available in later stages of the neutrino factory. Simulations of pion production using a range of energies are presented and cross-checked for reliability between the codes MARS15 and GEANT4. The distributions are combined with postulated apertures for the pion decay channel and muon front-end to estimate the usable muon flux after capture losses. Resolution of discrepancies between the codes awaits experimental data in the required energy range.

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