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Re: Question Simulate delayed emission for an instrument (Manuel Castro Avila)
Date: 23 Jul, 2010
From: Paul Nicholas Colin Gloster <Paul Nicholas Colin Gloster>

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Manuel Castro Avila <> sent on July 23rd, 2010:

|"[..]                                                                   |
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|I need to simulate the background produced by interaction the protons   |
|with a material for a specific instrument. When exist the interaction   |
|between the particle and the material, some of the product nuclei       |
|resulting from the interaction may not stable and emit further secondary|
|particles when undergoing radioactive decay. Depending on the lifetime  |
|of the unstable product nucleus, the time delay between its production  |
|and its decay may be long contributing to the delayed instrumental      |
|background."                                                            |

This is very similar to what I work on. If you find suitable software,
then please inform me.

|"My question is if this type of simulation is possible to make using    |
|GEANT 4."                                                               |

No. A partial workaround is to try the program Cosima which is
supplied with MEGAlib:

Yours sincerely,
Nicholas Collin Paul de Gloucester,
Grupo de Instrumentação Atómica e Nuclear,
Departamento de Física,
Universidade de Coimbra,
Rua Larga,
3004-516 Coimbra,
Telephone: +351 239 410663
Fax: +351 239 829158

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