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Overview of particle and heavy ion transport code system PHITS

Iwamoto, Yosuke  ; Sato, Tatsuhiko  ; Niita, Koji*; Matsuda, Norihiro ; Hashimoto, Shintaro ; Furuta, Takuya  ; Noda, Shusaku; Ogawa, Tatsuhiko ; Iwase, Hiroshi*; Nakashima, Hiroshi; Fukahori, Tokio ; Okumura, Keisuke ; Kai, Tetsuya  ; Sihver, L.*

A general purpose Monte Carlo Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System, PHITS, is being developed through the collaboration of several institutes in Japan and Europe. PHITS can deal with the transport of nearly all particles, including neutrons, protons, heavy ions, photons, and electrons, over wide energy ranges using various nuclear reaction models and data libraries. All components of PHITS such as its source, executable and data-library files are assembled in one package and then distributed to many countries. More than 1,000 researchers apply the code to various research and development fields such as nuclear technology, accelerator design, medical physics, and cosmic-ray research. This presentation briefly summarizes the physics models implemented in PHITS, and introduces some important functions for specific applications, such as an event generator mode and a radiation damage calculation function.

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