Detectors for high energy nuclear physics experiments are being modeled using programs developed and maintained at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. These programs include data handling and display routines, as well as those using random-sampling Monte Carlo techniques to calculate energy depositions for high energy particles as they pass through the various parts of the detector system. The complete CERN library has been imported for use with our Workstation computers in a multiple user environment. The enormous CERN Monte Carlo program GEANT(French for GIANT) tracks the progress of a particle through a detector on a simulated event-by-event basis. GEANT is being used to predict energy loss in materials using several different energy-loss assumptions. The energy loss in a silicon slab is calculated for charged particles at moderately relativistic momenta. The response of these calculations is known to result in an asymmetric energy deposition in silicon. Predicted responses are scheduled for examination using test beams at two different accelerator facilities.
Byrd, Christine A.; Byrd, Charles M.; and Braithwaite, Wilfred J.
"Monte Carlo Director Modeling and Display, Using the CERN Laboratory,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 47
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol47/iss1/9