Access information about interaction nucleus of material in step

Hello,

I would like to know how to access information about the nucleus name of a particular interaction (from a G4Step). I know I can access the material via G4Step::GetPreStepPoint()->GetMaterial() but when it is a compound material I don’t know how to access the nucleus.

I want to do this in order to compute the quenching factor in my analysis process, which depends on the nucleus of interaction.

thanks.

I have figured out myself how to access this information.

This information is in G4HadronicProcess (Geant4: G4HadronicProcess Class Reference) and you can access it via:

    const auto process = step->GetPostStepPoint()->GetProcessDefinedStep();
    if (process->GetProcessName() == "hadElastic") {
        // https://apc.u-paris.fr/~franco/g4doxy/html/classG4HadronicProcess.html
        auto hadronicProcess = dynamic_cast<const G4HadronicProcess*>(process);
        G4Nucleus nucleus = *(hadronicProcess->GetTargetNucleus());
        auto name = nucleus.GetIsotope()->GetName();
    }

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