Nuclear spectroscopy with GEANT4: The superheavy challenge

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The simulation toolkit Geant4 was originally developed at CERN for high-energy physics. Over the years it has been established as a swiss army knife not only in particle physics but it has seen an accelerated expansion towards nuclear physics and more recently to medical imaging and y- and ion-therapy to mention but a handful of new applications. The validity of Geant4 is vast and large across many particles, ions, materials, and physical processes with typically various different models to choose from. Unfortunately, atomic nuclei with atomic number Z > 100 are not properly supported. This is likely due to the rather novelty of the field, its comparably small user base, and scarce evaluated experimental data. To circumvent this situation different workarounds have been used over the years. In this work the simulation toolkit Geant4 will be introduced with its different components and the effort to bring the software to the heavy and superheavy region will be described.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890118
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1
Publication categoryResearch
Event2016 Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements - Fjalkinge, Sweden
Duration: 2016 May 292016 Jun 3


Conference2016 Nobel Symposium NS 160 - Chemistry and Physics of Heavy and Superheavy Elements

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