2014 Workplan

This expected workplan for the Low Energy EM WG has been prepared by both electromagnetic working groups.

(1) - June 2014
(2) - December 2014
(*) limited manpower
[STD] - in collaboration with the Standard EM working group

1) Multi-threading for LowEM physics
- Further cleanup of EM code for MT (1)
- Migration EM examples to multi-threading (1/2)
- Migration of testing suite to multi-threading (1/2) (*)

2) Livermore models
- Migration of Livermore ionisation to standard EM interfaces and tools (2) [STD] 
- Migration of polarized gamma models to same software design as non-polarized Livermore models (*)
- Improvement of polarized gamma models: pair production by polarized gamma rays, pair production in electron field, radiative correction in pair production (*)

3) Monash U. models
- Migration of Monash U. models to standard EM interfaces and tools (2)
- Photoelectric and polarized version of the Monash Compton model (2)

4) MicroElec models
- Addition of model for SiO2 (2)
- Migration of MicroElec models to standard EM interfaces and tools (*)

5) Atomic deexcitation
- Semi-empirical correction model for K,L and M cross-sections up to 100MeV (*)
- Calculations of low energy transitions, including Auger yields (*)
- Migration of atomic de-excitation package to standard EM interfaces and tools (*)

6) Geant4-DNA
- Physics models for DNA bases and backbone for protons and electrons (2)
- Development of alternative Physics models (2)
- Development of a mutliple scattering process below keV range [STD] (2)
- Include low-energy photoelectric effect model for water with data prepared by V.Grichine [STD] (2)
- Geant4-DNA example for radiolysis modelling (1) 
- Migration of Geant4-DNA models to standard EM interfaces and tools (*)
- Improve configuration of Geant4-DNA physics list (*)

7) RBE calculation
- Development of classes (2)

8) Validation and verification
- Continue detailed comparison of Standard, Livermore and Penelope models [Std] (1/2)
- Comparison of gamma attenuation coefficients to NIST (2)
- Comparison of Stopping Power and CSDA ranges of e-, p and alpha particles to NIST (2)
- Comparison of Genat4 with clinical TPS data based on other Monte Carlo methods for electron beams (2)
- EM physics validation for protontherapy beams (2)

These proposed items may or may not be delivered on time.

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