PLANS FOR 2009 AND MILESTONES FOR 2010-2012

PLANS FOR 2009

1. Software design (June 2009) (+Std EM)

  • finish testing of migrated Livermore photon processes
  • finish testing of migrated Geant4-DNA processes
  • migration of Livermore electron processes (ionisation, bremmstrahlung)

2. Software computing performance (June 2009)

  • Performance improvement of log-log interpolation methods used for low-EM Geant4 processes
    • new EM datasets containing additional data columns (logarithmic values of existing data)
    • new methods for loading the additional information of the new EM datasets for each process performing a log-log interpolation
    • revised Calculate method of LogLogInterpolation class to take into account the additional information and speed-up the execution
    • old and new log-log interpolation methods will remain both active and compatible with all low-EM processes
    • exclusive use of new implementation for most low-EM G4 processes
  • Regular profiling studies (every 6 months) of the computing performance of the G4EMLowEnergy library
    • Identify newly emerged bottlenecks and schedule necessary actions for their elimination
  • Construction of a graph illustrating the call-relationship (execution flow) between the frequently-called classes of the G4EMLowEnergy library

3. Systematic testing (June 2009) (+Std EM)

  • extend coverage (particles, energies, materials) of automated tests

4. Build a reference data base for verification & validation (December 2009) (+Std EM)

  • theoretical predictions
  • experimental data
  • other Monte Carlo codes : EGSnrc (photons), MCNPX (protons), FLUKA (Bragg peak), Penelope (Compton profiles)
  • quantification of comparison results with statistical toolkit

5. Debugging of processes (December 2009) – MANPOWER NEEDED

  • G4LowEnergyIonisation
  • G4hLowEnergyIonisation
  • long dating bugs

6. New Physics models with Std EM design (December 2009) (+Std EM)

  • improvement of Penelope models
  • polarized photoelectric and gamma conversion, triple conversion models (gamma -> e+ e- e-)

7. Documentation (December 2009) (+Std EM)

  • common EM web pages

MILESTONES FOR 2010-2012

8. Physics (+Std EM)

  • Std EM interface extension for fluorescence/PIXE/Auger emission in order to let users register additional models in different energy windows

9. Software design (+Std EM)

  • Redesign full data handling

10. Geant4-DNA (+Std EM)

  • new Physics models in liquid water / other biological materials
  • physico-chemistry processes implementation
  • molecular geometries (DNA)
  • biological damage quantification
  • other applications : material sciences, injectors


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