Inelastic (anti-)deuteron -- nucleus cross-sections

Dear Geant4 experts,

I have a question regarding the calculation of total inelastic cross-sections of (anti-)deuterons on nuclei. In principle, inelastic cross-section for (anti-)deuterons should be a sum of several processes such as annihilation, break-up or inelastic nuclear scattering etc. By looking at Geant4 code/documentation, i see that only total inelastic cross-section is computed for (anti-)deuterons using Glauber-Gribov calculations as implemented in:


Is it possible to get the cross-sections mentioned above in Geant4 separately? Are there any models on the market which can describe these processes separately at kinetic energies of (anti-)deuteron of 100 - 5000 MeV? Thanks a lot in advance.

Best regards,


for today inside Geant4 we have Elastic and Inelastic cross sections available from classes you mention. The inelastic cross section include all possible interactions. You need to apply a filter for secondary particles in order to extract a probability of reaction channel and to compute partial cross section.