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Introduction to the geant4 simulation toolkit

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Abstract


  • Geant4 is a Monte Carlo simulation Toolkit, describing the interactions of particles with matter. Geant4 is widely used in radiation physics research, from High Energy Physics, to medical physics and space science, thanks to its sophisticated physics component, coupled with advanced functionality in geometry description. Geant4 is widely used at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), at the University of Wollongong, to characterise and optimise novel detector concepts, radiotherapy treatments, and imaging solutions. This lecture consists of an introduction to Monte Carlo method, and to Geant4. Particular attention will be devoted to the Geant4 physics component, and to the physics models describing electromagnetic and hadronic physics interactions. The second part of the lecture will be focused on the methodology to adopt to develop a Geant4 simulation application.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Guatelli, S., Cutajar, D. L., Oborn, B. & Rozenfeld, A. (2011). Introduction to the geant4 simulation toolkit. 4th SSD Summer School: Concepts and Trends in Medical Radiation Dosimetry (pp. 303-322). United States: American Institute of Physics.

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  • 2-s2.0-79961039571

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2749&context=engpapers

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Start Page


  • 303

End Page


  • 322

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Geant4 is a Monte Carlo simulation Toolkit, describing the interactions of particles with matter. Geant4 is widely used in radiation physics research, from High Energy Physics, to medical physics and space science, thanks to its sophisticated physics component, coupled with advanced functionality in geometry description. Geant4 is widely used at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), at the University of Wollongong, to characterise and optimise novel detector concepts, radiotherapy treatments, and imaging solutions. This lecture consists of an introduction to Monte Carlo method, and to Geant4. Particular attention will be devoted to the Geant4 physics component, and to the physics models describing electromagnetic and hadronic physics interactions. The second part of the lecture will be focused on the methodology to adopt to develop a Geant4 simulation application.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Guatelli, S., Cutajar, D. L., Oborn, B. & Rozenfeld, A. (2011). Introduction to the geant4 simulation toolkit. 4th SSD Summer School: Concepts and Trends in Medical Radiation Dosimetry (pp. 303-322). United States: American Institute of Physics.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79961039571

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2749&context=engpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1703

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 303

End Page


  • 322

Place Of Publication


  • United States