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Re: Question Getting Neutron Scattering in Liquid Scintillator (Lori Rebenitsch)
Date: 31 Jan, 2012
From: Gumplinger Peter <Gumplinger Peter>

> I have a simulation consisting of a detector filled with liquid
> scintillator. The detector works by collecting optical photons from the
> resulting scattering within the scintillator from beam particles. This
> simulation works with muon and proton beam particles. However, neutron
> beam particles (1-100MeV) do not scatter and produce optical photons.

Neutrons have to produce a charge particle before they can be 'seen'.

> There is no interaction at all.

Two things are possible, your neutrons have no (or not the right) physics attached to them or they simply, within your statistic, don't interact in your liquid scintillator.

> Is there a specific physics list I'm
> missing? I tried all the lists I'm aware of. Currently the simulation
> uses QGSP.

How about QGSP_BERT_HP.

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