AAfrag: Interpolation routines for Monte Carlo results on secondary production in proton–proton, proton–nucleus and nucleus–nucleus interactions
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OriginalversjonComputer Physics Communications. 2019, 245 1-6. 10.1016/j.cpc.2019.08.001
We provide a compilation of predictions of the QGSJET-II-04m model for the production of secondary species (photons, neutrinos, electrons, positrons, and antinucleons) that are covering a wide range of energies of the beam particles in proton–proton, proton–nucleus, nucleus–proton,and nucleus–nucleus reactions. The current version of QGSJET-II-04m has an improved treatment of the production of secondary particles at low energies: the parameters of the hadronization procedure have been fine-tuned, based on a number of recent benchmark experimental data, notably, from the LHCf, LHCb, and NA61 experiments. Our results for the production spectra are made publicly accessible through the interpolation routines AAfrag which are described below. Besides, we comment on the impact of Feynman scaling violation and isospin symmetry effects on antinucleon production.