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== To Do ==
== To Do ==
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=== High Priority ===
=== High Priority ===

Revision as of 16:40, 30 March 2020

Electronic Log for Saad Shaikh


To Do

Last updated 30/03/20

High Priority

  • Investigate extensions to Bortfeld model to incorporate nuclear interactions
  • Familiarise with GEANT4
  • Run Vivado tutorials with Zybo Z7 board

Low Priority

  • Set up Eclipse to work with ROOT on Windows partition of DAQ laptop.
  • Assist Raffaella in photodiode front-end development of new detector prototype.
  • Add information to PBT Wiki:
    • How to analyse simulated data and data taken from telescope to fit Bortfeld and quenched Bortfeld Bragg curves.
    • How to take data with scintillator stack coupled to CMOS sensor.

Dates 2020

Date Event
22/06-25/06 ENLIGHT (Cancelled)

PhD Year 1 Completed

  • Review of literature given by Laurent
  • Delivered MSci presentation to PG Physics Society.
  • Set up environment in Eclipse for analysis code to fit Bortfeld and quenched Bortfeld Bragg curves to simulated data and data from range telescope.
  • Tested analysis routines on simulated and raw data.
  • HEP PG courses in term 1: SM1, SM2 & topics in particle physics.
  • Medical physics course in term 1: Treatment with Ionising Radiation.
  • General improvements to analysis code for ease of use/legibility.
  • Analysis of effects of beam spot size on range reconstruction from April 2019 HIT data, also with photodiode approximation.
  • Installed GEANT4 locally on MacOS High Sierra and Catalina, successfully ran simulation of range telescope.
  • Medical physics courses in term 2: Radiotherapy Physics & Medical Imaging with Ionising Radiation.

MSci Completed

  • Literature review.
  • First Birmingham experimental run.
  • Wrote code to load and plot Caen digitiser data in histograms.
  • Overhauled LeCroy data analysis routines: (short region) double baseline sigma testing, dynamic integration window allocation, empty acquisition checks.
  • Wrote code to scale and plot LeCroy & Caen data onto single plot, using approximate x and y-scale factors.
  • Wrote code to load and plot PRaVDA data in 2D histograms.
  • Wrote code to correlate tracker and calorimeter measurements, to produce a list of events with X, Y, E coordinates.
  • Wrote code to plot matched events into various 3D histograms: XY, XE, YE.
  • Progress report.
  • Progress interview.
  • Improved LeCroy & Caen matching by finding x-scale factor through chi-square minimisation.
  • All runs from first Birmingham put through matching algorithm. Energy spectra, 2D tracker histograms, and 3D XY, XE & YE histograms plotted for all runs (187 plots).
  • Wrote code to plot 3D XY histograms, but with the height of bars being the average energy in the bin.
  • Improved LeCroy & Caen matching by finding y-scale factor through chi-square minimisation or through peak event counting. Peak event counting method best.
  • Converted energy to range in XYE histogram.
  • Plotted 2D number density histogram alongside 3D XYRange histogram.
  • Produced poster for PPRIG 2019 of experiment with single-module calorimeter and PRaVDA tracker.
  • Attended PPRIG 2019.
  • Completed MSci Final report.
  • Delivered presentation on project.
  • Attended PTCOG 2019.
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