SR-NIEL cross section for electrons is included in Geant4 since version 9.5.
Starting from version 10.3 of Geant4 released on december 9 2016 (e.g., see A. Bagulya et al. (2017)) it is possible to select different nuclear form factors according to what is already implemented in SR-NIEL calculator:
- Exponential nuclear form factor
- Gaussian nuclear form factor
- Uniform nuclear form factor
Moreover the user can also choose to not use any nuclear form factor. In this case only Mott cross section is included in the scattering calculation.
To select different nuclear form factor a command is made availble to use in macro file:
where "formfactorname" can take the following values: None, Exponential, Gaussian, Flat.
Further information about electron cross section and nuclear form factors is available at this page.
In the following graph, it is shown the differential cross section for 250 MeV electrons scattering on Silicon,using Geant4 simulations with the different nuclear form factors available.
The experimental data are from G. C. Li, M. R. Yearian, and I. Sick, Phys. Rev. C 9, 1861 (1974)
More details are available in A.Bagulya et al. (to be published)
A. Bagulya et al. (2017), Recent progress of Geant4 electromagnetic physics for LHC and other applications, CHEP 2016 Conference, San Francisco, October 8-14 2016, to appear in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS); available for download.