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CASCADE
Hadron level Monte Carlo generator for ep and pp scattering applying kt-factorisation and unintegrated PDFs


The Monte Carlo program CASCADE generates a full hadron event record according to the HEP common standards. CASCADE is intended for small x processes. Until now, it uses only gluon chains in the initial state cascade. Different sets of un-integrated gluon densities are available, which all describe HERA F2 data equally well.

posted Feb 12, 2014

Version 2.3.11 of CASCADE has now been released.

This release includes the new uPDFs obtained from precision fit to HERA data and updates on processes for hadron colliders: Z (W)+jets, forward DY, forward jets, J/psi (Upsilon) production (including polarisation), chi_c(b) prodcution, as well as unintegrated quark densities. For Onium production now also the 2S,3S as well as the 2P states are included.

The manual has been published in EPJC, please use this reference to cite

The physics behind CASCADE is described here

A history of changes and updates is here. A installation guide and the full manual is also distributed in the download

A comparison of CASCADE with NLO calcualtions for heavy quark production for HERA and LHC can be found HERA and the LHC workshop can be found in the proceedings part A and part B and the article is here.

Older versions can be found on here

To receive announcements of new releases for CASCADE, send an email to Hannes Jung

Credits and Blame

Many people have contributed to the functionality and stability of CASCADE, especially from the HERA experiment H1 and ZEUS, where the program is extenively used.

Contributions to the physics in CASCADE were provided by S. Baranov (LPI), J. Bartels (Uni Hamburg), M. Deak (DESY), A. Lipatov (MSU), F. Hautmann, G. Salam (IN2P3), F. Schenssen, N. Zotov (MSU)