Comparison of LAHET Code System Calculations with Experimental Results for Protons of Energies Less than 50 MeV Incident on Copper and Iron Academic Article uri icon


  • The LAHET code system calculations and experimental results for proton interactions with an energy <50 MeV are compared. For these energies, the theories behind the LAHET models are not applicable. Three quantities compared are (a) the magnitude of the neutron yield generated through proton interactions, (b) the energy and angular distributions of the resultant neutrons, and (c) the residual nuclei produced by proton interactions (spallation products). The comparisons are for protons incident on iron and copper, except in the case of the energy and angular distributions, which are calculated only for iron. The neutron yields predicted by LAHET agree with published measurements to within 50% for both materials. For iron, the predicted energy and angular distributions agree to within a factor of 3. Finally, the predicted spallation product yields of both materials agree with measurements to within a factor of 4.

author list (cited authors)

  • Eaton, S. L., Beard, C. A., & Adams, M. L.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • March 1997