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Question Excessive deposited energy 

Forum: Biasing and Scoring
Date: Nov 27, 06:55
From: <fceraudo>

Hello everyone,

I am trying to register the energy deposited by protons on a G4VSensitiveDetector. The problem is that I sometimes get a value much higher than the kinetic energy of the incoming particles: for example, a value up to 6 GeV for a 50 MeV proton!

The detector is a 2cm x 3cm x 450 um piece of silicon, the kinetic energy is recorded at the boundary of the volume and the deposited energy is obtained with step->GetTotalEnergyDeposit(), initialized to zero at the beginning of the iterations and summed over the steps. Particles may arrive at any angle and point of the detector. The physics list is FTFP_BERT_HP_EMY.

Does anyone have any idea how to explain this?

Thank you for your help.

Francesco

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1 None: Re: Excessive deposited energy   (michel maire - Nov 28, 00:57)
(_ None: Re: Excessive deposited energy   (fceraudo - Nov 28, 02:07)
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