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Keywords: energy depositon interface multilayer
Forum: Event and Track Management
Re: Question energy deposition through multilayer geometry (Luís)
Date: 02 Dec, 2004
From: Jeremy McCormick <Jeremy McCormick>


It sounds like you are running into a known bug related to 
parameterised volumes.  This is caused by the G4MaterialCutsCouple not 
being updated in the case of parameterised volumes.  It would certainly
affect the medical examples, which use parameterised box volumes.

It will definitely be corrected in the next Geant4 release, 7.0.  I
think it was also fixed in 6.2.p02.  Which version are you using?

You may be able to correct this error by adding the following
function to the ComputeMaterial() method of your parameterisation 

#include "G4ProductionCutsTable.hh"
#include "G4MaterialCutsCouple.hh"

void LCSliceParameterisation::checkMaterialCutsCouple(G4Material *mat,
                                                      G4VPhysicalVolume *PV)
  if (PV->GetLogicalVolume()->GetMaterialCutsCouple() != 0) {
    if (PV->GetLogicalVolume()->GetMaterialCutsCouple()->GetMaterial() != mat) {
      const G4MaterialCutsCouple* couple = G4ProductionCutsTable::GetProductionCutsTable()
        -> GetMaterialCutsCouple(mat,

If this doesn't work, you might try contacting Makoto Asai 
<asai@SLAC.Stanford.EDU>, who has been tracking this problem
in detail.  

--Jeremy McCormick, SLAC

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