Amrita's Progress

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Task List

Document everything that you do or investigate

  • Complete the XML documentation on the CLAS12 Software Wiki.
    • Document each of the possible elements, i.e. <box>, <tube> etc. Document which parameters go with each shape
    • Document how you specify material and other properties.
    • Document how you specify a magnetic field.
    • (More difficult) Is there a method to mark a region as active?
  • We can run Sim12 with -G and type commands. Create a new page on the CLAS12 wiki on how to use this mode.
    • Document some of the most useful commands, i.e. "set the angles" "set the zoom level", "set the x,y position", "turn visibility on/off" "change color of element", "change shading of element". All this can be found in the proper GEANT4 documentation. Link to that documentation.
    • Write one (or several) .mac scripts that display the detector. For an example of reasonable displays see [1]
    • Write some .mac scripts that display the central detector only.
  • To get further on the track debugging:
    • There was a suggestion that the problem was caused by the "npos" command which positions multiple copies of something. We want to test this.
      • Create an XML document that only contains a single "sector" (wedge shape of the CLAS12 detector) with nothing in it. Test this to see if this causes a stuck track problem
      • Next npos this wedge 6 times, just as done with CLAS12. See if the problem now appears. (Difficult question:) If so, what is wrong with the npos implementation.
      • If that works, is there anything positioned in the CLAS12 wedges (in clas12.xml) that sticks out of the wedge, even is ever so slightly. Is it even possible to have something stick out?
    • (Difficult task:) The relevant code for studying Sim12 is all in the sub directory, "src", not in the code. You would probably need to get some help if you want to attempt these:
      • Modify the Sim12 stepping class to print out something every step. What information is available in these classes? What can we print out?
      • Go to the GEANT4 documentation to learn about how steps are done and how to retreive information about a step.
      • Run the modified code and then go through all the output to see if we can find what location the track is reported as being stuck.
  • Look at the implementation of the SVT (in the central detector, the silicon strip readout layers) in the clas12.xml code.
    • How is is implemented? What is one detector element build up from? A single rectangular box, a sandwitched box?
    • Make some pictures of the SVT using the Sim12 code.
    • (Difficult task:) How can we get "readout" from this device? What do we need to do to get readout?
    • Go to the GEANT4 documentation and learn about how we can read out the amount of energy deposited in a volume due to a particle passing through it.
    • (Very difficult task:) Implement an SVT readout scheme.


Monday June 18

Starting with xml documentation

documenting all possible elements
Going through HDDS ,geometric detector specification
continuing with the same task

Tuesday June 19th

started with xml documentation
  • Do not forget to maintain this page. Especially "sign in" and "sign out", so that we can track your hours.
    If you do not, how can I know you are keeping track of your time.

wednesday june 20th

writing how to make a volume using xml

thursday june 21st

going through the GEANT4 documentation

friday june 22nd

writing the xml program for making a volume element of detector

monday june 25th

tuesday june 26th

making a simple xml file to get a simple volume

trying to figure out where the error is in the xml file

still stuck

created a xml file tat gives a bigger box and a smaller one inside it,still some segmentation fault,not able to pass a beam through the volume

writing how to specify materials in a xml document

done with writing about the material specification and making a self sufficient my.xml fie....with the materials incuded in the file.


wednesday june 27th


completing the XML documentation on the wiki page

writing how to include magnetic field

looking at the track debugging problem

searching for commands to make a .mac script

not able to find the to get the commands for creating the .mac file

got the Sim12detectorMassenger.hh file,looking at the commands.

going through the various commands in gui.tcl

thursday june 28th


looking at the track problem after reading the mails in the group

looking at the various commands,by opening the gui of clas12.xml

tried to make the two volumes sensittive but this does not work

making a .mac script

friday june 29th

.mac script

The requested URL /geant4/UserDocumentation/UsersGuides/ForApplicationDeveloper/html82/Control/commands.html was not found on this server. not able to open the link suddenly.

working with the my.xml code

made a simple xml file with jus a boz and a tube inside it and 6 wedges.

Discussed the stuck tract problem with the clas12.xml with professor maurik and solved it

monday july 2nd

looking at the commands in gui.tcl

writing .mac script

continuing with the same work


tuesday july 3rd


looking at the .mac files in mac_files folder

same work

thursday july 5th


writing .mac file

same work

friday july 6th


reading the newgeom.mac script

creating a .mac script

not able to run my.mac script


monday july 9th


.mac script

same work

tuesday july 10th


documenting the commands


wednesday july 11th


documenting various built in commands

same task