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Forum: Event and Track Management
Date: 22 Jul, 2010
From: Mehmet <Mehmet>

Dear all,

I shoot 4 GeV protons on 100 absorbers (total of 100 km) made of air with different characteristics (1 km each and different temperature, pressure and density). I would like to get the kinetic energy and z distance of the mu- or mu+ when they are just about to pass the last absorber. Here is part of the code in

void SteppingAction::UserSteppingAction(const G4Step* aStep)
G4Track* aTrack = aStep->GetTrack();
   ParticleName = aTrack->GetDefinition()->GetParticleName();
float z=aStep->GetPostStepPoint()->GetPosition().z()/km;
G4double kineticEnergy=aStep->GetTrack()->GetKineticEnergy();

 if ((aTrack->GetDefinition()->GetParticleName()=="mu-")||(aTrack->GetDefinition()->GetParticleName()=="mu+")) {
	   if(z >= 49.9 && z <=50.0) {

G4cout<<"energy="<<aStep->GetTrack()->GetDynamicParticle()->GetKineticEnergy()/MeV<<" energy "<<G4endl;

 G4cout<<"Position "<<z<<"km"<<G4endl;
 G4cout << "Particle name : " << ParticleName<<G4endl;

 FILE *myFile;
	 fprintf(myFile,"%e  %e \n",z,kineticEnergy);
	   fclose (myFile);			

However, no information is written out, and from time to time it complains about "negative currentInteractionLength". When I require the same information for gammas, everything works fine. Apparently, some other users faced similar problem when they dealt with the muons, and either the compiler or the geant4 version is pointed out as the source of the problem.

I have gcc version 4.3.2 (Debian 4.3.2-1.1) as compiler and geant4.9.3. Could anyone please tell me if any of these be the problem? If so, how cold I resolve that? Thank you.


PS: Sorry for the repeated message, but I have just realized my previous post showed up at very close to bottom of the list which I thought would be unrecognized.

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1 Question: Re: negative currentInteractionLength   (Hisaya Kurashige - 22 Jul, 2010)
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