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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) 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
volume
513
pages
022017 - 022017
publisher
IOP Publishing
conference name
20th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP)
conference location
Amsterdam, Netherlands
conference dates
2013-10-14 - 2013-10-18
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  • wos:000342287200059
  • scopus:84903649566
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1742-6588
1742-6596
DOI
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},
  doi          = {10.1088/1742-6596/513/2/022017},
  volume       = {513},
  year         = {2014},
}