The Monte Carlo code, designeted SCINFUL-QMD, has been developed to calculate neutron detection efficiency up to 3 GeV for liquid organic scintillators such as NE-213. The existing Monte Carlo code, SCINFUL, is known to reproduce a response function and detection efficiency at incident neutron energies below 80 MeV. We incorporate the quantum molecular dynamics plus statistical decay model (QMD+SDM) into SCINFUL to extend the upper limit of incident neutron energy to 3 GeV. The results by SCINFUL-QMD are compared with experimental data and those of CECIL. The SCINFUL-QMD exhibits an increase in detection efficiency above 300 MeV. This tendency agrees with one of the experimental data. The increase is achived by taking charged pion production into account.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering