The screened relativistic treatments for electrons [Geant4: Class G4eSingleScatteringModel (2014)] protons and ions are included in Geant4 simulation code. Some tests were carried on to verify consistency of the latest version of Geant4 (10.1) with respect to the SR-NIEL analytical treatment.
Some bugs were spotted and corrected in the next patches that will be distributed in the coming months. The lastest version of the SR-NIEL classes is available in this website.
The following results are obtained with the patch already applied.
Electrons in Silicon
The easiest geometry was used in these tests: Electrons incident on a slice of Silicon. The numer of incident electrons and the thickness of the slice were tuned to get enough statistic with resonable computing time.
Total Cross Section
Total Cross section in Geant4 code and in SR-NIEL were computed and compared for Electrons incident on a Silicon target.
The mean difference is less than 0.1%.
Differential Cross Section
107 Electrons were generated for traversing a slice of silicon 10-2 μm thick and 2.1x105 interaction were produced. The thickness was kept as thin as possible to reduce the multiple scattering effects in the angle distribution Y(θ) and the energy loss of the trasmitted particles. The differential cross section was calculated as:
where Y(θ) is the number of particle deflected between θ and θ+dθ, n0 is number of incident particles, N the number density of silicon atoms, x the thickness of the target slice and ΔΩ the solid angle between θ and θ+dθ.
The calculated differential cross section was compared to the analytical one contained in SR-NIEL code:
Nuclear Stopping Power
Following is the results of Nuclear Stopping Power coming from simulations in Geant4 compared with the SR-NIEL results. A variable number (to obtain ~103 displaced atoms) of protons were generated for traversing a slice of Silicon 10μm thick.
Non Ionizing Energy Loss
Following is the results of the Non Ionizing Energy Loss (NIEL) coming from simulations in Geant4 compared with the SR-NIEL results. A variable number (to obtain ~103 displaced atoms) of electrons were generated for traversing a slice of Silicon 10μm thick. The threshold energy for displacement was set to 21 eV.
Geant4: Class G4eSingleScatteringModel (2014) .
Class Description: single scattering interaction of electrons on nuclei (Ref.~Boschini et al. 2012), Software Reference Manual
Source Code Version: Geant4 10.0 (December 2013) avaliable at the website
See also Sections~6.7--6.8 of Physics Reference Manual for version 10.0 available at the website: