Hadronic models for cosmic ray physics: the FLUKA code

G. Battistoni, F. Cerutti, A. Empl, A. Fassò, A. Ferrari, E. Gadioli, M.V. Garzelli, S. Muraro, M. Pelliccioni, L.S. Pinsky, J. Ranft, S. Roesler, P.R. Sala, R. Villari

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FLUKA is a general purpose Monte Carlo transport and interaction code used for fundamental physics and for a wide range of applications. These include cosmic ray physics (muons, neutrinos, extensive air showers, underground physics), both for basic research and applied studies in space and atmospheric flight dosimetry and radiation damage. A review of the hadronic models available in FLUKA and relevant for the description of cosmic ray air showers is presented in this paper. Recent improvements concerning these models are discussed. The FLUKA capabilities in the simulation of the formation and propagation of EM and hadronic showers in the terrestrial atmosphere are shown. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88 - 95
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue numberSUPPL.: COMPLETE
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Battistoni, G., Cerutti, F., Empl, A., Fassò, A., Ferrari, A., Gadioli, E., ... Villari, R. (2008). Hadronic models for cosmic ray physics: the FLUKA code. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 175-176(SUPPL.: COMPLETE), 88 - 95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2007.10.013