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Geant4 based simulations for novel neutron detector development

Kittelmann, Irena LU ; Stefanescu, I.; Kanaki, Kalliopi LU ; Boin, M.; Hall-Wilton, Richard LU and Zeitelhack, K. (2014) 20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) In 20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (Chep2013), Parts 1-6 513. p.022017-022017
Abstract
A Geant4-based Python/C++ simulation and coding framework, which has been developed and used in order to aid the R&D efforts for thermal neutron detectors at neutron scattering facilities, is described. Built upon configurable geometry and generator modules, it integrates a general purpose object oriented output file format with meta-data, developed to facilitate a faster turn-around time when setting up and analysing simulations. Also discussed are the extensions to Geant4 which have been implemented in order to include the effects of low-energy phenomena such as Bragg diffraction in the polycrystalline support materials of the neutron detectors. Finally, an example application of the framework is briefly shown.
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20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (Chep2013), Parts 1-6
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513
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022017 - 022017
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IOP Publishing
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20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP)
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1742-6588
1742-6596
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10.1088/1742-6596/513/2/022017
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English
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  abstract     = {A Geant4-based Python/C++ simulation and coding framework, which has been developed and used in order to aid the R&D efforts for thermal neutron detectors at neutron scattering facilities, is described. Built upon configurable geometry and generator modules, it integrates a general purpose object oriented output file format with meta-data, developed to facilitate a faster turn-around time when setting up and analysing simulations. Also discussed are the extensions to Geant4 which have been implemented in order to include the effects of low-energy phenomena such as Bragg diffraction in the polycrystalline support materials of the neutron detectors. Finally, an example application of the framework is briefly shown.},
  author       = {Kittelmann, Irena and Stefanescu, I. and Kanaki, Kalliopi and Boin, M. and Hall-Wilton, Richard and Zeitelhack, K.},
  booktitle    = {20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (Chep2013), Parts 1-6},
  issn         = {1742-6588},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {022017--022017},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  title        = {Geant4 based simulations for novel neutron detector development},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/513/2/022017},
  volume       = {513},
  year         = {2014},
}