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Re: Question Electron and nuclear collisions (Ken Sutherland)
Date: 25 May, 2004
From: Vladimir IVANTCHENKO <>

On Mon, 24 May 2004, Ken Sutherland wrote:

> *** Discussion title: Particles
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> I am a geant4 novis.
> I have set up an experiment (based on EX02) in which 250 MeV protons are
> shot at water (50 cm cube).
> Everything works fine. I can see the proton track (blue), hits (yellow),
> secondary e- tacks (red) and gamma tracks (green).
> My professor now wants me to investigate how the energy is absorbed at
> each hit. Is there a way to determine if the proton has collided with an
> electron or the nucleus? Sometimes (rarely), the proton is deflected at
> a sharp angle. I assume that this is the result of the proton hitting a
> nucleus.
> Also, is there a way to determine if the hit results in an outer-shell
> electron excitation or ejection of the water molecule?
> I have been looking at TrackerSD::ProcessHits from various examples, but
> don't see how to do this.
> Thanks!


Examples for similar tasks can be found out in 
You need, book, store histograms and/or ntuples as it done in these tests.


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