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Question how to use included radioactive decay tables? 

Keywords: radioactive decay, access to G4NDL
Forum: Particles
Date: 02 Jul, 2003
From: Frank Schwamm <>

i'm trying to simulate the decay of a couple of isotopes in a material. 
i included G4Decay and G4RadioactiveDecay to my physics list. in 
PrimaryGeneratorAction i define my isotope via e.g.:
 G4ParticleTable* particleTable = G4ParticleTable::GetParticleTable();
  G4String particleName;
  G4ParticleDefinition* particle;
  particle= particleTable->GetIon(56,133,0.0);

now, obviously i have to access the G4NDL data at some point. so 
a) how do i do that and
b) what do i do with it, i.e. will starting the isotope as a 
GenericIon be sufficient to get the right 'channel distribution' or 
do i have to choose my decay channel by applying a rnd generator according
to the branching ratios or something like that?
all i found was the 'unstable phosphor' entry, where apparently all the 
decay information was put in manually.
thx for your help

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