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GEANT4 and its validation

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • GEANT 4 is an object-oriented toolkit for simulating the passage of particles through matter. At the very heart of Geant 4 there is a wide set of complementary, and sometimes alternative, physics models which describe the basic interaction of particles with matter. After a review of the main characteristics of the toolkit and a status report of the current activities, the results of a series of detailed tests for the quantitative validation of the electromagnetic models of Geant 4 are presented. Such precision tests demonstrate the reliability of the physics models provided in Geant 4 and are hence particularly relevant for critical applications of simulation models. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Amako, K., Guatelli, S., Ivanchencko, V., Maire, M., Mascialino, B., Murakami, K., . . . Urban, L. (2006). GEANT4 and its validation. In Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements Vol. 150 (pp. 44-49). doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.10.083

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-27944486716

Start Page


  • 44

End Page


  • 49

Volume


  • 150

Issue


  • 1-3

Abstract


  • GEANT 4 is an object-oriented toolkit for simulating the passage of particles through matter. At the very heart of Geant 4 there is a wide set of complementary, and sometimes alternative, physics models which describe the basic interaction of particles with matter. After a review of the main characteristics of the toolkit and a status report of the current activities, the results of a series of detailed tests for the quantitative validation of the electromagnetic models of Geant 4 are presented. Such precision tests demonstrate the reliability of the physics models provided in Geant 4 and are hence particularly relevant for critical applications of simulation models. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2006

Citation


  • Amako, K., Guatelli, S., Ivanchencko, V., Maire, M., Mascialino, B., Murakami, K., . . . Urban, L. (2006). GEANT4 and its validation. In Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements Vol. 150 (pp. 44-49). doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.10.083

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-27944486716

Start Page


  • 44

End Page


  • 49

Volume


  • 150

Issue


  • 1-3