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Re: None Energy loss of ions (Take Saito)
Date: 31 Aug, 2004
From: Vladimir IVANTCHENKO <>

On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Take R. Saito wrote:

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> Hi, 
>  I am simulating some tracking detectors with ions. 
> I am kepping the velocity beta and the Lorentz factor 
> gamma to be 0.94 and ~3 respectively, which corresponds to 
> ions with about 1.9 A GeV. 
>  I am using /gun/ion command. 
>  If I do "/gun/ion 1 1 1" then it produced "proton". 
>  If I do "/gun/ion 2 4 2" then "alpha". 
> The energy loss in the material of alpha is about 4 
> times larger than for proton and it is consistent to the 
> expected z^2 dependence. However, the strange thing happens
> if I do "/gun/ion 3 6 3". The energy loss is much smaller than 
> for proton and the energy loss doesn't change if I change to 
> different ions and or I change the charge state. 
>  Could somebody help me to solve this problem? 
>  Thank you in advance. 
>  With my best regards, Take

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