Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 314
Number of page(s) 4
Section Accelerator applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07326

Calculation of radionuclide production cross sections with FLUKA and their application in high energy hadron collider studies

M. Brugger1, A. Ferrari1, S. Roesler1 and P.R. Sala2

1  CERN, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
2  INFN Sezione de Milano, Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy

Published online: 21 May 2008

An overview is given of the models implemented in FLUKA which describe the production of radionuclides. Cross sections are calculated for hadron-induced reactions on materials used in the construction of accelerators from threshold up to energies of several TeV. The results form a database which is validated against experimental data. Dedicated activation measurements performed at an high-energy hadron accelerator complement the verification and confirm the accuracy of the FLUKA predictions. Finally, the importance of such a database is underlined with examples from radiological studies performed for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

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