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Re: Question Scintillation rise time (Martin Goettlich)
Re: Feedback Re: Scintillation rise time (Gumplinger Peter)
Date: 05 Feb, 2010
From: Martin Goettlich <Martin Goettlich>

Hello Peter,

thanks for your reply. The formula is as follows:

exp(-t/tau_d) * (1-exp(-t/tau_r))

where tau_d is the decay time and tau_r is the rise time.

Could something like this be implemented easily?


Martin On Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:35:56 GMT, Gumplinger Peter wrote:

> Dear Martin,
> > Is this crystal property implemented?
> No, G4Scintillation only calculates an (exponential) 'time delay' and
> assumes an instantaneous rise time. And while the routine is set up to
> sample from a slow and a fast decay time simulataneously it doesn't
> account for a physical finite rise time. The code simply reads:
> deltaTime = deltaTime - ScintillationTime * log( G4UniformRand() );
> where deltaTime is first set to a random point/time along the step
> segment from where the scintillation photon is assumed to have
> originated.
> > If not how may I do it?
> I answer this with a question. How would you sample from a convolution
> of a finite rise-time with a finite decay time, e.g. a more realistic
> time distribution? If you know the code it takes to do that then the
> mechanism of introducing a rise-time in the material properties table is
> completely analogous to, for example, the "SLOWTIMECONSTANT". The
> G4MaterialPropertiesTable class is completely flexible in this. It
> simply associates a constant with a (any) character string. In your
> DetectorConstruction you assign the rise/decay time, for example:
> G4MaterialPropertiesTable* myMPT = new G4MaterialPropertiesTable();
> myMPT->AddConstProperty("SLOWTIMECONSTANT",10.*ns);
> myMPT->AddConstProperty("RISETIMECONSTANT",0.5*ns);
> and in (you need to modify the actual G4 source) you
> add code to retrieve this constant:
> G4MaterialPropertiesTable* aMaterialPropertiesTable =
>                                      aMaterial->GetMaterialPropertiesTable();
> G4double ScintillationRiseTime = aMaterialPropertiesTable->
>                                      GetConstProperty("RISETIMECONSTANT");
> And you'd then have to replace the single line:
>  ScintillationTime * log( G4UniformRand() );
> with your more complicated sampling logic.
> Let me know which approach to sampling from a more realistic time
> profile, with a rise and decay constant, you are taking. I am open to
> improvements of the G4 distribution.
> Best regards, Peter

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