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Title: Geant4 - A Simulation Toolkit

Abstract

GEANT4 is a toolkit for simulating the passage of particles through matter. it includes a complete range of functionality including tracking, geometry, physics models and hits. The physics processes offered cover a comprehensive range, including electromagnetic, hadronic and optical processes, a large set of long-lived particles, materials and elements, over a wide energy range starting, in some cases, from 250 eV and extending in others to the TeV energy range. it has been designed and constructed to expose the physics models utilized, to handle complex geometries, and to enable its easy adaptation for optimal use in different sets of applications. The toolkit is the result of a worldwide collaboration of physicists and software engineers. It has been created exploiting software engineering and object-oriented technology and implemented in the C++ programming language. It has been used in applications in particle physics, nuclear physics, accelerator design, space engineering and medical physics.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
799992
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-9350
TRN: US200308%%473
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Aug 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ACCELERATORS; DESIGN; ENERGY RANGE; ENGINEERS; GEOMETRY; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; PHYSICS; PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES; SIMULATION

Citation Formats

Wright, Dennis H. Geant4 - A Simulation Toolkit. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/799992.
Wright, Dennis H. Geant4 - A Simulation Toolkit. United States. doi:10.2172/799992.
Wright, Dennis H. Fri . "Geant4 - A Simulation Toolkit". United States. doi:10.2172/799992. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/799992.
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