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Question Difference between GetDeltaEnergy and GetTotalEnergyDeposit 

Forum: Event and Track Management
Date: 24 May, 2012
From: Michele Gabusi <Michele Gabusi>

Hi,

I'm simulating gamma rays interactions with a stack of thin glass layers (400 um). I'm interested in tracking electrons produced in the glass by compton effect.

I was expected that for each compton interaction gamma-glass, the method aStep->GetTotalEnergyDeposit() would always return a value greater than zero for gammas.

However in some events I did find electrons produced in the glass by compton process, but Gamma_Step->GetTotalEnergyDeposit() was equal to zero.

On the contrary in these events Gamma_Step->GetDeltaEnergy() gave a negative value ( as expected ).

What's the difference between the two methods? Is a compton effect with TotalEnergyDeposit = 0 "real"? Did I miss anything?

I'm using Geant4.9.3.p02.

Thank you!

Michele.

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