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Title Computed Pion Yields from a Tantalum Rod Target: Comparing MARS15 and GEANT4 across Proton Energies
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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.
Organisation CCLRC , ASTeC , ASTeC-IB , Neu-fact
Keywords Physics , neutrino factory , pions , benchmarking , hadronic models
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