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Re: Question Silicone polymer in Geant4 Material ? (Wal)
Date: 17 Feb, 2014
From: michel maire <michel maire>

On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:57:07 GMT, Walid wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I am currently developing a medical application in which I have to
> define a silicone tube. In the G4 data base, I found the
> G4_SILICON_DIOXIDE which I thought to be suitable, but I have discovered
> that Silicone Dioxide is not the siliconE. The molecular formula is the
> same, but siliconE is a polymer, and thus has different chemical and
> physical properties. ( http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicone )
> 
> May I ask you how to generate such a polymer ? I know how to build
> molecules from atoms, but don't know how to define a polymer.
> 
> Thank you very much !
> 
> Walid
> 

 In Geant4, EM physics (and hadronic too) ignore molecular structure of materials.
 They need only molecular composition and correct density. 

    Michel

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