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Challenges for Radiation Transport Modelling: Monte Carlo and Beyond

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Radiation transport codes have become a key tool in many fields of research, from high energy physics to medical applications, passing through detector design optimization, radiation protection on Earth and in space, and other fields of applications. Over the last decades, many codes with different approaches and specific purposes have been developed. Also, general-purpose Monte Carlo codes are being continuously developed in order to expand their domains of applicability and/or improve their computational efficiency.

In this Research Topic, the Topic Editors aim to collect Original Research papers and Reviews dealing with the latest code developments oriented to improve the current performance of radiation transport codes and solve current open challenges, especially for general-purpose ones: new interaction models, cross-section databases, algorithms improving computational efficiency, etc. Further, research papers providing physics benchmarks and code validation against experimental data are especially welcome.

The scope covers a wide variety of research areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Radiation transport at the micro- and nano-scale.
• Modeling of biological damage, including geometry modeling of complex molecules.
• High energy particle physics.
• Low- and intermediate energy nuclear physics.
• Radiation protection (space and medical applications).
• Cancer therapy with particle beams (Hadron therapy).
• Radiation effects on microelectronic devices.
• Multi-scale simulation approaches.
• Computational efficiency improvements.


Keywords: Radiation transport calculations, Monte Carlo simulation, microdosimetry, nuclear and particle physics, computing efficiency


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Radiation transport codes have become a key tool in many fields of research, from high energy physics to medical applications, passing through detector design optimization, radiation protection on Earth and in space, and other fields of applications. Over the last decades, many codes with different approaches and specific purposes have been developed. Also, general-purpose Monte Carlo codes are being continuously developed in order to expand their domains of applicability and/or improve their computational efficiency.

In this Research Topic, the Topic Editors aim to collect Original Research papers and Reviews dealing with the latest code developments oriented to improve the current performance of radiation transport codes and solve current open challenges, especially for general-purpose ones: new interaction models, cross-section databases, algorithms improving computational efficiency, etc. Further, research papers providing physics benchmarks and code validation against experimental data are especially welcome.

The scope covers a wide variety of research areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Radiation transport at the micro- and nano-scale.
• Modeling of biological damage, including geometry modeling of complex molecules.
• High energy particle physics.
• Low- and intermediate energy nuclear physics.
• Radiation protection (space and medical applications).
• Cancer therapy with particle beams (Hadron therapy).
• Radiation effects on microelectronic devices.
• Multi-scale simulation approaches.
• Computational efficiency improvements.


Keywords: Radiation transport calculations, Monte Carlo simulation, microdosimetry, nuclear and particle physics, computing efficiency


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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20 January 2021 Abstract
20 May 2021 Manuscript

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Submission Deadlines

20 January 2021 Abstract
20 May 2021 Manuscript

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