Overview of Particle and Heavy Ion Transport Code System PHITS
Paper in proceeding, 2014

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. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency is responsible for managing the entire project. 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. It is written in Fortran language and can be executed on almost all computers. All components of PHITS such as its source, executable and data-library files are assembled in one package and then distributed to many countries via the Research organization for Information Science and Technology, the Data Bank of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Nuclear Energy Agency, and the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center. More than 1,000 researchers have been registered as PHITS users, and they apply the code to various research and development fields such as nuclear technology, accelerator design, medical physics, and cosmic-ray research. This paper briefly summarizes the physics models implemented in PHITS, and introduces some important functions useful for specific applications, such as an event generator mode and beam transport functions.

Particle Transport Code

Monte Carlo

Nuclear Reaction Model

Nuclear Data Library



T. Sato

K. Niita

N. Matsuda

S. Hashimoto

Y. Iwamoto

T. Furuta

S. Noda

T. Ogawa

H. Iwase

H. Nakashima

T. Fukahori

K. Okumura

T. Kai

S. Chiba

Lembit Sihver

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

Sna + Mc 2013 - Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo

article no 06018-

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Subatomic Physics



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