Several proton beams with spread out Bragg peaks

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Introduction

This tutorial will based on the Hadrontherapy example provided by the Italian INFN Institute. For more information visit the Hadrontherapy website. This totorial produces spread out Bragg peak curve. It is produced by a modulation system that spreads the beam in energy. This system consists of a rotating wheel of different thicknesses. The wheel rotates around an axis parallel to the proton beam axis.

How to run the tutorial

Connect to the HEP cluster and create folder ProtonSBFolder in your area
ssh -X username@plus1.hep.ucl.ac.uk 

username@plus1.hep.ucl.ac.uk's password: type your password here

[username@plus1 ~]$ mkdir ProtonSBFolder 

[username@plus1 ~]$ cd ProtonSBFolder  
Setup your environment
[username@plus1 PhotonSBFolder]$ source /unix/pbt/software/dev/bin/pbt-dev.sh  
Copy the code to your working directory and rename it
[username@plus1 PhotonSBFolder]$ cp -r /unix/pbt/tutorials/basic/ProtonSB .
  
[username@plus1 PhotonSBFolder]$ mv ProtonSB ProtonSB_source
Inside /home/username/ProtonSBFolder/ create a directory
[username@plus1 PhotonSBFolder]$ mkdir ProtonSB_build  
To compile the code enter this directory and run cmake and make
[username@plus1 PhotonSBFolder]$ cd ProtonSB_build 

[username@plus1 ProtonSB_build]$ cmake -DGeant4_DIR=/unix/pbt/software/dev /home/username/ProtonSBFolder/ProtonSB_source 

[username@plus1 ProtonSB_build]$ make  
Run macro proton.mac.
[username@plus1 ProtonSB_build]$ ./protonSB proton.mac

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