ELMAG: A Monte Carlo simulation of electromagnetic cascades on the extragalactic background light and in magnetic fields

Published: 1 April 2012| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xhhv2jp98s.1
M. Kachelrieß, S. Ostapchenko, R. Tomàs


Abstract A Monte Carlo program for the simulation of electromagnetic cascades initiated by high-energy photons and electrons interacting with extragalactic background light (EBL) is presented. Pair production and inverse Compton scattering on EBL photons as well as synchrotron losses and deflections of the charged component in extragalactic magnetic fields (EGMF) are included in the simulation. Weighted sampling of the cascade development is applied to reduce the number of secondary particles and to s... Title of program: ELMAG 1.01 Catalogue Id: AELK_v1_0 Nature of problem Calculation of secondaries produced by electromagnetic cascades on the extragalactic background light (EBL) Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AELK_v1_0; ELMAG 1.01; 10.1016/j.cpc.2011.12.025 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Computational Physics, Elementary Particles