MARLEY (Model of Argon Reaction Low Energy Yields) is a Monte Carlo event generator for neutrino-nucleus interactions at energies of tens-of-MeV and below. The current version computes inclusive neutrino-nucleus cross sections employing the allowed approximation: the nuclear matrix elements are evaluated while neglecting Fermi motion and applying the long-wavelength (zero momentum transfer) limit. De-excitations of the final-state nucleus emerging from the primary interaction are simulated using a combination of tabulated γ-ray decay schemes and an original implementation of the Hauser-Feshbach statistical model.
Input files are provided with the code that are suitable for simulating the charged-current process
νe + 40Ar → e− + 40K*,
coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) on spin-zero target nuclei, and neutrino-electron elastic scattering on any atomic target. Inclusion of additional reactions and targets is planned for the future.
The material presented here focuses on the practical aspects of MARLEY: installing the code, configuring and running simulations, and analyzing the output events. For more details on the MARLEY physics models, please see the references in the online bibliography.
MARLEY follows an open-source development model and welcomes contributions of new input files and code improvements from the community. A partial list of potential projects for future MARLEY development is available on the developer documentation webpage.