Geant4 User’s Guide. For Application Developers. Getting started with Geant4. How to define a detector geometry. Basic concepts. Geant4 User’s Guide for Application Developers – Geant4 – Read more about class, example, volume, visualization, particle and physics. Geant4 User’s Guide for Application Developers by Geant4 Collaboration. Version: geant4 Publication date 30th November,

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The third part is for those who want to make more advanced use of the toolkit. The Geantt4 Reference Manual contains gaps in documentation which correspond to un-implemented interactions.

User Documentation |

The first part of the document provides a step-by-step tutorial in the use of Geant4; this is for a novice user. Frequently Asked Questions [ pdf version ] Frequently asked questions from users and answers to them. Welcome to the Geant4 User’s Documents page. The theory, model or parameterization of each interaction is discussed.

For Application Developers [ pdf version ] If you are new to Geant4, we recommend that you read this document first.

User Documentation

This installation guide instructs you in the setting up of the Geant4 toolkit on your computer. Then guidance on how to extend the functionality of each class category is given.


The second part describes the usage of the toolkit for practical applications, with a lot of example codes. Understanding this design is mandatory for a new toolkit developer. Bug Reports and Fixes Bugs reported and problem tracking system.

Introduction to Geant4 [ pdf version ] For information of changes in User’s Documents since the last release, please see the following note.

You are here User Support. It is also designed to take into account the requirements of space and cosmic ray applications, nuclear, heavy ion and radiation computations, and medical applications. For setting up Geant4 in your computing environment [ pdf version ] We strongly recommend installing the Geant4 toolkit under your computing environment before starting to read the following user’s guides. For Toolkit Developers [ pdf version ] This document is for those who want to contribute to the extension of the functionality to the Geant4 toolkit – for example, to add a new physics process, to add a new particle, etc.

They contain the information necessary to build a simulation at the novice or advanced level, and to make improvements in the toolkit itself. You will gain much more from the user guides if you can check things out with a working version while you are reading them.


To make Geant4 a more powerful and reliable detector simulation toolkit, all levels of contributions from you are essential. Changes in User’s Documents since the last release User’s Guides The following five documents comprise a complete set of user’s manuals for the Geant4 toolkit. There are also a few sections in which documentation is slight. The following document gives you a more complete introduction to Geant4.

Improvements in these sections are expected by the next release.

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The following five documents comprise a complete set of user’s manuals for the Geant4 toolkit. This page gives you an overview of all available documents which are created and maintained by the Geant4 international collaboration. For information of changes in User’s Documents since the last drveloper, please see the following note. Skip to main content. It starts with the explanation of the object-oriented analysis and design performed by the original toolkit developers.