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Comparisons of hadrontherapy-relevant data to nuclear interaction codes in the Geant4 toolkit

Abstract : Comparisons between experimental data, INCL and other nuclear models available in the Geant4 toolkit are presented. The data used for the comparisons come from a fragmentation experiment realised at GANIL facility. The main purpose of this experiment was to measure production rates and angular distributions of emitted particles from the collision of a 95.A MeV 12C beam and thick PMMA (plastic) targets. The latest version of the Intra Nuclear Cascade of Liege code extended to nucleus-nucleus collisions for ion beam therapy application will be described. This code as well as JQMD and the Geant4 binary cascade has been compared with these hadrontherapy-oriented experimental data. The results from the comparisons exhibit an overall qualitative agreement between the models and the experimental data. However, at a quantitative level, it has been shown that none of this three models manage to reproduce precisely all the data. The nucleus-nucleus extension of INCL, which is not predictive enough for ion beam therapy application yet, has nevertheless proven to be competitive with other nuclear collisions codes.
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B. Braunn, A. Boudard, J. Colin, J. Cugnon, D. Cussol, et al.. Comparisons of hadrontherapy-relevant data to nuclear interaction codes in the Geant4 toolkit. 11th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions (NN2012), May 2012, San Antonio, United States. pp.012163, ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/420/1/012163⟩. ⟨in2p3-00927004⟩



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