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Using GEANT4 (Still for Dummies) Part 2: Detector Construction (2)

The geometry of each object in Geant4 consists of three components:

  • The solid,
  • The logical volume,
  • The physical volume.

The solid defines the shape of the object, box or sphere, for instance. 280 more words

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What's the Matter with Matter?

Next week I will be attending the Hampton University Graduate Summer Program (HUGS), which is a three week long series of lectures and activities at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab or JLab) run by the US Department of Energy (DOE). 1,500 more words

Science

The Prometheus Bomb (Review)


How can the most incredible secret project be kept under wraps in a democratic republic?  How can the President oversee that project if he doesn’t fully understand nuclear physics?  607 more words

History

Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Physics

Shini from the YouTube series CrashCourse takes a dive into the world of Einstein and nuclear physics.

Source: Everything You Need to Know About Nuclear Physics

General

Properties Of Epsilon Plutonium Electron Dynamics

Some elements are incredibly common and have been studied for hundred of years in one form or another. Abundant elements like oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are easy to find as they are literally all around us. 351 more words

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Using GEANT4 (Still for Dummies) Part 2: Detector Construction (1)

As any GEANT4 introduction will earnestly tell you, GEANT4 is a toolkit. In practice, this means there are a great many methods of design and implementation such that when you start learning about all the options, you feel as though you’re using a wrecking ball where a screwdriver might do (to belabour the metaphor). 309 more words

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