Carbon-Ion therapy in the Geant4 Binary Light Ion Cascade Model
The precision results of Monte Carlo simulations are dependent on the consistency of the physical processes applied, particularly for study of nuclear interactions. Hence, there should be validation of nucleus-nucleus versus experimental data for an accurate evaluation of fragmentation products. In this work the Geant4 Binary Light Ion cascade model has been used. Not many recent and accurate data are available in literature for carbon ion interactions on thin targets in hadrontherapy, especially for nuclear fragments production. The situation is slightly different for neutron yields experiment, for which more accurate data can be found. Hence, a preliminary validation of the nucleus-nucleus Binary Light Ion cascade model has been carried out.
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