An XML description of detector geometries for geant4

J. Figgins, B. Walker, J. R. Comfort

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A code has been developed that enables the geometry of detectors to be specified easily and flexibly in the XML language, for use in the Monte Carlo program geant4. The user can provide clear documentation of the geometry without being proficient in the C++ language of geant4. The features and some applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-903
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Computer modeling
  • Detectors
  • XML

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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