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== Introduction ==
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This is a tutorial about applications of GEANT4 to medical physics. The GEANT4 is installed on the HEP Linux cluster at UCL. You will need an account on that cluster to be able to use this software, run example tutorials and create your own applications.
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== Getting started ==
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== Accounts and Registration ==
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=== Getting a computing account ===
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Apply for a computing account on the HEP Linux cluster by sending e-mail to support@hep.ucl.ac.uk. In your e-mail you have to state the reason for your application (i.e. medical physics student who will use the GEANT4 software).
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You will receive an e-mail from the HEP computing support with your username and password. Now you can log in to the HEP cluster “plus1” via  ssh username@plus1.hep.ucl.ac.uk.
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=== Where to get help ===
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== The basics of GEANT4 ==
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GEANT4 is a toolkit for simulating the passage of particles through matter. The user creates his/her own simulation application using GEANT4 tools. The tools are base classes. There are eight base classes: 
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* Three classes are mandatory: 
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; G4VUserDetectorConstruction
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: Describe the experimental setup, geometry and materials
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; G4VUserPhysicsList
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: Define particles, physics processes and range cuts
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: Describe particle source, source dimensions, initial position, energy spectrum, angular distributions
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* The rest are optional classes:
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; G4UserRunAction
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: Define and store histograms
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: Event selection and analysis of simulation data
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; G4UserStackingAction
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: Customize priority of tracks
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: Decide whether a trajectory should be stored or not
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; G4UserSteppingAction
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: Kill, suspend, postpone a track
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== Basic examples ==
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== Advanced examples ==
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== Installing GEANT4 software locally ==
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Contents

Introduction

This is a tutorial about applications of GEANT4 to medical physics. The GEANT4 is installed on the HEP Linux cluster at UCL. You will need an account on that cluster to be able to use this software, run example tutorials and create your own applications.

Accounts and Registration

Getting a computing account

Apply for a computing account on the HEP Linux cluster by sending e-mail to support@hep.ucl.ac.uk. In your e-mail you have to state the reason for your application (i.e. medical physics student who will use the GEANT4 software).

You will receive an e-mail from the HEP computing support with your username and password. Now you can log in to the HEP cluster “plus1” via ssh username@plus1.hep.ucl.ac.uk.

Where to get help

The basics of GEANT4

GEANT4 is a toolkit for simulating the passage of particles through matter. The user creates his/her own simulation application using GEANT4 tools. The tools are base classes. There are eight base classes:

  • Three classes are mandatory:
G4VUserDetectorConstruction
Describe the experimental setup, geometry and materials
G4VUserPhysicsList
Define particles, physics processes and range cuts
G4UserPrimaryGeneratorAction
Describe particle source, source dimensions, initial position, energy spectrum, angular distributions
  • The rest are optional classes:
G4UserRunAction
Define and store histograms
G4UserEventAction
Event selection and analysis of simulation data
G4UserStackingAction
Customize priority of tracks
G4UserTrackingAction
Decide whether a trajectory should be stored or not
G4UserSteppingAction
Kill, suspend, postpone a track

You can create your own classes which are derived from the base classes. All of them should be registered with the G4RunManager. In function main() which is the skeleton of the user simulation code you instantiate G4RunManager and notify it of your mandatory and optional classes.

Basic examples

Advanced examples

Installing GEANT4 software locally

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

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