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Type: Journal article
Title: Monte Carlo simulations of photohadronic processes in astrophysics
Author: Mucke, A.
Engel, R.
Rachen, J.
Protheroe, R.
Stanev, T.
Citation: Computer Physics Communications, 2000; 124(2-3):290-314
Publisher: Elsevier Science BV
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 0010-4655
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A.Muecke, Ralph Engel, J.P.Rachen, R.J.Protheroe and Todor Stanev
Abstract: A new Monte Carlo program for photohadronic interactions of relativistic nucleons with an ambient photon radiation field is presented. The event generator is designed to fulfil typical astrophysical requirements, but can also be used for radiation and background studies at high energy colliders such as LEP2 and HERA, as well as for simulations of photon induced air showers. We consider the full photopion production cross section from the pion production threshold up to high energies. It includes resonance excitation and decay, direct single pion production and diffractive and non-diffractive multiparticle production. The cross section of each individual process is calculated by fitting experimental data, while the kinematics is determined by the underlying particle production process. We demonstrate that our model is capable of reproducing known accelerator data over a wide energy range
Keywords: Photon-hadron interactions; Resonance production; Resonance decay; Photoproduction cross section; Monte Carlo event generator; Multiparticle production
Description: Submitted to Cornell University’s online archive in 2000 by Anita Muecke. Post-print sourced from Copyright © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
RMID: 0001001350
DOI: 10.1016/S0010-4655(99)00446-4
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