[Gate-users] Sources for Scintillation Simulation

Vesna Cuplov vesna.cuplov at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 18:51:29 CET 2014

Hello Amy,

 Of course, you can define your alpha or beta source inside your
scintillator. You can define any source. If the scintillation process is
ON, these particles will generate optical photons through their passage
inside the scintillator.

I will add this info on the wikipage.


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM, Amy Meldrum <ameldru at g.clemson.edu> wrote:

> Hello GATE Users,
> I am building my first simulation while reading through the User's Guide
> but am confused about source definitions when it comes to simulating a
> scintillator.
> Basically I am trying to model the propagation of optical photons as a
> result of a plastic scintillator being irradiated with an alpha or beta
> source. When reading through 'Users Guide V6.2: Generating and Tracking
> Optical Photons,' it says to add the source as an optical photon source as:
> /gate/source/addSource   OPsource gps
> /gate/source/OPsource/gps/particle   optical photon
> (and so on...)
> Does this mean that the only way for optical photons to be generated is by
> simply starting them inside my scintillator? Is it possible for me to
> define my other (alpha or beta) source, and then have the optical photons
> be generated once the alpha/beta partcile interacts with the scintillator?
> I appreciate all the help while I am getting acquainted with GATE.
> -Amy
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Dr. Vesna Cuplov
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