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
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
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
and the article is here.
Older versions can be found on here
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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),
G. Salam (IN2P3),
N. Zotov (MSU)