# A Monte Carlo program for nuclear collision geometry

## Description

Abstract Many of the aspects of heavy ion collisions are closely related to the nuclear geometry. Any Monte Carlo based model in this field, therefore, has to have a part describing the nuclear geometry. The subroutine described here is one attempt to provide that part. The nuclei are described in a way which is consistent with experimental findings. Routines for deformed nuclei are provided. Title of program: NUCOGE Catalogue Id: ABRO_v1_0 Nature of problem The nuclear collision geometry is known to be related to the gross features of hadron-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions, and to construct it the nuclear matter distribution is essential. This distribution is largely unknown, and normally some approximation must be used. It is, however, necessary for the simulation of heavy ion reactions to construct a nuclear collision geometry taking the nuclear matter distribution into account in a way consistent with present experimental findings. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ABRO_v1_0; NUCOGE; 10.1016/0010-4655(90)90180-9 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)