[Gate-users] startDAQ doesn't start (Vesna Cuplov)
vesna.cuplov at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 15:56:46 CET 2012
I've tried this and it did not help but when I specified an activity (=
counts/s) then everything worked.
I could simulate "counts" optical photons in 1 second run using startDAQ.
thank you for your interest,
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Marcin Balcerzyk
<m.balcerzyk at pluri.ucm.es>wrote:
> Dear Vesna.
> I remember that setting time slice is quite strictly connected with
> radioactive decay. Maybe forcing your light source to be radioactive with
> say 3 years halflife ForcedUnstable yes would make it work?
> I hope that helps, kind regards
> Marcin Balcerzyk
> 1. startDAQ doesn't start (Vesna Cuplov)
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> Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:48:03 +0100
> From: Vesna Cuplov <vesna.cuplov at gmail.com>
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> Hello everyone,
> I am running a simple macro which simulates a scanner system (PMT plus
> array). I work with a voxelized moby phantom. My source is a simple optical
> photon source.
> When I use:
> /gate/application/setTotalNumberOfPrimaries 1000
> I can detect all the fluorescent optical photons that were emitted by the
> fluorophore inserted in the moby phantom.
> But when I switch to:
> /gate/application/setTimeSlice 1 s
> /gate/application/setTimeStart 0 ms
> /gate/application/setTimeStop 1 s
> Nothing seems to occur in the simulation. I don't even see any optical
> photons being produced by the source....
> I tried to fix that by adding the following to the source description:
> /gate/source/Mysource/setForcedUnstableFlag false but that did not help.
> My source is defined as follows:
> /gate/source/addSource Mysource gps
> /gate/source/Mysource/gps/particle opticalphoton
> /gate/source/Mysource/gps/energytype Mono
> /gate/source/Mysource/gps/polarization 1 0 0
> /gate/source/Mysource/gps/monoenergy 3.1 eV
> /gate/source/Mysource/gps/centre 1. 1.6 -200. cm
> /gate/source/Mysource/gps/direction 0. 0. 1.
> #/gate/source/Mysource/setForcedUnstableFlag false
> If you have any idea on what could be missing in my simulation while
> switching from setTotalNumberOfPrimaries and startDAQ, let me know.
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