Week Six

Spill-in/Spill-out – Extent of Effect, Continued

Alex George


Monday, June 30, 2008—

Dr. Horton-Smith was back, and so I was finally able to understand what the problem with my results was.  It turns out I had been setting the “direction” of the particles, without ever changing their original location.  The language of Geant 4 is difficult to understand.  However, I was able to resume trying to understand the extent of this effect and running more simulations. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008—

I continued to run simulations, this time correctly. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2008—

I continued to run simulations, tracing the spill-in/spill-out effect over the x-axis and y-axis.

Thursday, July 3, 2008 –

I continued running simulations.

Friday, July 4, 2008 —

National Holiday; laboratory closed.