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Hadronic Validation and Testing. (Parallel Session VII; October 20, 2009). Talks Presented Testing & Improvement of Inelastic Cross Sections Hadronic Generator Tests for Spallation & Low Energies Validation Effort at FNAL Geant4 Hadronic Validation Framework

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    1. Hadronic Validation and Testing (Parallel Session VII; October 20, 2009) Talks Presented Testing & Improvement of Inelastic Cross Sections Hadronic Generator Tests for Spallation & Low Energies Validation Effort at FNAL Geant4 Hadronic Validation Framework Discussion on New Validation Suites (if any) 14th Geant4 Workshop, Catania October 22, 2009

    2. Presentation 1 (M. Kosov) Testing and Improvement of Inelastic π-A, K-A, pbar-A Cross Sections: • The inelastic cross sections improved for cross section with π±, K± and pbar induced interactions. • Hyperon-nuclear reactions are still to be covered. • Improvement is seen in π±A cross section w.r.t. Barashenkov cross section for deuterium target • Clear improvement w.r.t. Gheisha cross section for K±A and pbar-A inelastic interactions • The updated inelastic cross section is almost ready • Code will be available for usage of other hadronic models in Geant4. Hadronic Validation & Testing

    3. Presentation 2 (V. Ivantchenko) Hadronic generator tests for spallation & low energies: • Test30 is used routinely for testing low energy data (up to 3 GeV) with p/n beams on nuclear targets – also used in the IAEA spallation benchmark. • Test35 has been developed and used to validate against HARP data – recent addition is the use of forward data. • IAEA spallation benchmark includes double differential distribution for pions, nucleons, light charged ions and isotope production cross sections with n/p beam on a number of nuclear targets between 20 MeV and 3 GeV • The tests indicate some problems in the generators Nevertheless Geant4 hadronic models (Bertini and Binary) give competitive results in this benchmark evaluation. Hadronic Validation & Testing

    4. Presentation 3 (S. Banerjee) Validation effort at Fermilab: • We now have a validation package of hadronic models in the form of test47 for the intermediate energy region. • Inclusive proton/neutron productions in π±/p induced interactions between 1.4-7.5 GeV/c beam momenta are best explained by Bertini and QGS-Bin model • p-A data at 14.6 GeV/c are best explained by FTF-bin model • The basic infrastructure for stopping particles is provided in test48 with the application software, ASCII data files, analysis Root macro and a minimal README. • Stopping code for CHIPS is the best at the moment but still cannot explain π‾ data for light nuclei Hadronic Validation & Testing

    5. Presentation 4 (J. Yarba) Geant4 Hadronic Validation Framework: • Requirement document is discussed within the G4 hadronic group and approved. It is serving as a guidance: http://home.fnal.gov/~yarba_j/G4-HAD-Validation-Papers/G4VRequirements.doc • System design is outlined which include: • Resources to be used • Workflow and applications • Technology choices proposed (need Grid for some of the tests) • Small-scale prototype building based on test47 • Design proposal will be finalized shortly, and presented to the group for review. Draft version exists: http://home.fnal.gov/~yarba_j/G4-HAD-Validation-Papers/g4val_exec.pdf • Developer aspects were discussed. Developer requirements are included in the requirement document and this will be included in the design document. Hadronic Validation & Testing

    6. Discussion (D. Wright) Scope of new validation suites: • Need consolidation of stopping muon validation (already a test exists) • Validation of low energy LEpn and LEpp models • Several validation works are missing mainly because lack of data – in flight validation to be done for kaon, anti-proton, hyperon induced interactions. Hadronic Validation & Testing