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Forum: Fields: Magnetic and Otherwise
Date: 07 Aug, 2018
From: Tom Roberts <Tom Roberts>

This is geant4.10.04.p02, and I am trying to build code that is at least a decade old, but which works in geant4.10.03. The error is in initializing tracking for combined E&B fields, including the accuracy parameters and optionally spin tracking. I pasted the code below. This was triggered by the class G4MagInt_Driver being undefined in geant4.10.04.p02.

How should code set the following tracking parameters: DeltaChord, DeltaOneStep, DeltaIntersection, MinimumEpslion, MaximumEpsilon? How should the code setup to include spin tracking (polarized muons and their decay)? Also: WHEN should it set them?

(This is Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11.6) using the default compilers. But I will need to build on Windows and Linux as well.)

-------- Old code that works in geant4.10.3. This is from the constructor of BLGlobalField, which inherits G4ElectroMagneticField and defines the E and B fields throughout space and time. Note: the global object Param returns values of parameters set by the user (which have appropriate default values).

        // Get transportation, field, and propagator  managers
        G4TransportationManager  *pTransportMgr=
        G4FieldManager* fieldMgr = pTransportMgr->GetFieldManager();
        G4PropagatorInField *pFieldPropagator =

        // Need to SetFieldChangesEnergy to account for electric fields


        // Construct equation of motion of particles through e.m. fields
        G4MagIntegratorStepper *pStepper = 0;
        if(spinTracking) {
                spinEqRhs = new G4EqEMFieldWithSpin(this);
                G4EquationOfMotion *equation = spinEqRhs;
                pStepper = new G4ClassicalRK4(equation,12);
        } else {
                spinEqRhs = 0;
                G4EquationOfMotion *equation = new G4EqMagElectricField(this);
                pStepper = new G4ClassicalRK4(equation,8);
        G4double min_step = Param.getDouble("minStep");
        G4MagInt_Driver *fIntgrDriver = new G4MagInt_Driver(min_step,
                                pStepper, pStepper->GetNumberOfVariables() );
        G4ChordFinder *pChordFinder = new G4ChordFinder(fIntgrDriver);

        // Set accuracy parameters
        G4double delta_chord = Param.getDouble("deltaChord");
        G4double delta_onestep = Param.getDouble("deltaOneStep");
        G4double delta_intersection = Param.getDouble("deltaIntersection");
        G4double eps_min = Param.getDouble("epsMin");
        G4double eps_max = Param.getDouble("epsMax");

Note that if I replace the entire block "// Construct eq..." with this:
        G4ChordFinder *pChordFinder = fieldMgr->GetChordFinder();
it crashes with pChordFinder=0.

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