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Forum: Processes Involving Optical Photons
Re: Question Relation between material/element geometry and optical properties (fatin hamimi mustafa)
Re: Feedback Re: Relation between material/element geometry and optical properties (Gumplinger Peter)
Date: 19 Nov, 2013
From: fatin hamimi mustafa <fatin hamimi mustafa>

Dear Peter,

Thanks for the answers and given information

FatinOn Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:19:44 GMT, Gumplinger Peter wrote:

> Hi Fatin,
> 
> > Based on that, seems that the element/material in the medium does not
> > effect the optical photon transportation
> 
> Correct. Nothing in G4Material (and by extension, G4Element, G4Isotope)
> bears information about optical properties, such as a material's index
> of refraction. Optical properties are added only if the user defines a
> G4MaterialPropertiesTable and adds to it the relevant
> G4MaterialPropertyVectors. This is true also for NistMaterials. This is
> explained, at length, in the G4 Application Developers Manual.
> 
> Peter
> 

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