Last Update : 2019/04/09

What is new?
2019/04/09: Release of PHITS 3.10 and introduction of new export control policy (detail)
2019/03/01: Addition of information about operation environment in "How to Use" (detail)
2018/12/21: Announcement of PHITS course in OECD/NEA, France (detail)
2018/01/16: Sample user-defined tally for [t-deposit] with outout=deposit is uploaed (detail)
2018/01/09: Publication on the latest PHITS (Ver.3.02) (detail)
2017/08/24: Lecture notes were updated (detail)
2017/02/02: Registration of PHITS 2.88 in OECD/NEA Databank
2016/12/22: Upload instruction how to use ParaView coupled with PHITS (detail)
2016/09/30: Release of update patch to PHITS2.88 (detail)
Log of PHITS information before Aug. 2016. here


What is PHITS?
PHITS (Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System) is a general purpose Monte Carlo particle transport simulation code developed under collaboration between JAEA, RIST, KEK and several other institutes. It can deal with the transport of all particles over wide energy ranges, using several nuclear reaction models and nuclear data libraries. PHITS can support your researches in the fields of accelerator technology, radiotherapy, space radiation, and in many other fields which are related to particle and heavy ion transport phenomena. (detail, pdf 9.5MB)


How to refer to PHITS?
Please explicitly write the version of PHITS you used, and refer the following document in context of using any version of PHITS.
Tatsuhiko Sato, Yosuke Iwamoto, Shintaro Hashimoto, Tatsuhiko Ogawa, Takuya Furuta, Shin-ichiro Abe, Takeshi Kai, Pi-En Tsai, Norihiro Matsuda, Hiroshi Iwase, Nobuhiro Shigyo, Lembit Sihver and Koji Niita
Features of Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS) version 3.02, J. Nucl. Sci. Technol. 55, 684-690 (2018).
This is an open access article, and you can download it from here.

Please also refer the following about benchmark calculations, when you discuss about the accuracy of PHITS.
Yosuke Iwamoto, Tatsuhiko Sato, Shintaro Hashimoto, Tatsuhiko Ogawa, Takuya Furuta, Shin-ichiro Abe, Takeshi Kai, Norihiro Matsuda, Ryuji Hosoyamada and Koji Niita
Benchmark study of the recent version of the PHITS code, J. Nucl. Sci. Technol. 54, 617-635 (2017).
Open access


Manual and Update
You can download the latest version of PHITS manual in pdf here.
Update log of PHITS manual is here.
Update log of PHITS is here.


Request PHITS tutorial
You can request to organize PHITS tutorial courses outside Japan subject to following conditions
1, All participants must submit the license agreement form of PHITS prior to the tutorial
2, All participants should not belong to institutes related to weapon research
3, Organizer (or participants) cover the traveling expense and accomodation cost of the lecturer (normally one person)
To request for PHITS tutorial, please contact PHITS office.
We are waiting for your request!


Development members
Tatsuhiko Sato, Yosuke Iwamoto, Shintaro Hashimoto, Tatsuhiko Ogawa, Takuya Furuta, Shinichiro Abe, Takeshi Kai, Pi-En Tsai, Norihiro Matsuda : JAEA, Japan
Koji Niita : RIST, Japan
Hiroshi Iwase : KEK, Japan
Nobuhiro Shigyo : Kyushu University
Lembit Sihver : Technische Universitat Wien, Austria
The following members also contributed to the development of PHITS
Hiroshi Nakashima, Tokio Fukahori, Keisuke Okumura, Tetsuya Kai, Shusaku Noda, Yukio Sakamoto, Hiroshi Takada, Shin-ichiro Meigo, Makoto Teshigawara, Fujio Maekawa, Masahide Harada, Yujiro Ikeda : JAEA, Japan
Satoshi Chiba : TITech, Japan
Takashi Nakamura : Tohoku Univ., Japan
Davide Mancusi : Chalmers Univ. of Tech., Sweden