Re: Score neutron from 16O(p,xn) reaction

From: l <chenyenlee_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 19:42:41 +0800

Dear Francesco:

> Since the 20MeV proton range in water (around 4mm) is less than your target
> length, the latter is indeed not relevant to the choice of the biasing
> factor for the inelastic scattering length.

> The reduction factor in WHAT(2) has to be set comparing the inelastic scattering length of beam protons in > water (printed in the .out file) and the lenght of your target (after one scattering length - assuming it as > constant along the energy range of interest - about 63% of the beam particles underwent an inelastic > reaction).

Sorry, I may misinterpret the message from your reply
Please let me state what I I understand and correct me.

The inelastic cross section ( around 4.4 m barns for (p,n)) is very
small compare to electronic interaction.
Most of the proton didn't undergo inelastic scattering, but electronic
interaction.
>From the output , the inelastic scattering length of water is 56cm.
So if want to increase the interaction probability of inelastic
scattering, I set the biasing factor for inelastic interaction like
0.01, the inelastic scattering length became 0.56cm.

In the other way ,
I knew the 20MeV proton range in water (around 4mm) is less than target.
It seems to me that biasing is not so necessary.

The two confuses me.

Lee
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