ERNIE: A reactor antineutrino inverse beta decay event generator
We present ERNIE, a computer program which generates nuclear reactor electron antineutrinos and inverse beta decay events induced by these particles, using the Monte-Carlo method. The program allows the usage of different antineutrino energy spectra models and can simulate the time evolution of the overall antineutrino spectrum because of the burn-up effect. The output of the program can readily be used in detector simulations made with e.g. GEANT 4.