Updated decay tables
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2 EvtGen is a particle decay simulator specifically designed for the needs of
0ca57c2f 3 B-physics studies. Complete manual of EvtGen is available at:
4 http://robbep.home.cern.ch/robbep/EvtGen/GuideEvtGen.pdf. Further information
5 can be found on the EvtGen official web site http://evtgen.warwick.ac.uk/src/
6 The EvtGen release installed here is taken from
7 http://svnweb.cern.ch/guest/evtgen/tags/R01-03-00
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0ca57c2f 10[23/05/2014]
da0e9ce3 11 1)This module contains:
12
0ca57c2f 13 - EvtGen original code organized in four directories:
14 EvtGenBase-EvtGenModels-EvtGen-EvtGenExternal.
15 EvtGenModels directory contains all models avilable in EvtGen to decay
16 particles. EvtGenExternal contains the "interface" class with the external
17 packages
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19 - The interface classes AliGenEvtGen and AliDecayerEvtGen for AliRoot users:
20 the methods to decay particles are in AliDecayerEvtGen which represents
21 the implementation of AliDecayer using EvtGen package
22
0ca57c2f 23 2)The external packages, interfaced with EvtGen by EvtGenExternal class,
24 are used to generate specific particle decays and
25 are located in the TEvtGen subdirectories (except for Pythia8):
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0ca57c2f 27 - HepMC (http://lcgapp.cern.ch/project/simu/HepMC/download/HepMC-2.06.08.tar.gz)
28 The HepMC package is an object oriented event record written in C++ for High Energy
29 Physics Monte Carlo Generators.
30
31 - Tauola (http://tauolapp.web.cern.ch/tauolapp/resources/TAUOLA.1.1.4/TAUOLA.1.1.4.tar.gz)
32 C++ interface of Tauola code, specifically designed to generate tau decays.
33
34 - Photos (http://photospp.web.cern.ch/photospp/resources/PHOTOS.3.54/PHOTOS.3.54.tar.gz)
35 C++ interface of Photos code, specifically designed to generate Final State Radiation.
36
37 - Pythia8 (available in $ALICE_ROOT/PYTHIA8/)
38
39
40 3)The "default" decay table with all particles and all decay channels
41 can be found in TEvtGen/EvtGen/DECAY.DEC. The definition of all
42 particles is done in the table "evt.pdl". Both tables (DECAY.DEC and evt.pdl)
43 are loaded during the initialization of EvtGen. Several decay tables are available
44 in the directory TEvtGen/EvtGen/DecayTable and are used to generate "forced" decay modes.
45 All parameters, models and BR used in these tables are not modified with respect
46 to the official EvtGen release.
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48 4)Polarization is still to be implemented in the interface classes.
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0ca57c2f 50 5)Below an example of the usage of EvtGen in AliRoot to decay beauty particles.
51 The following lines should be added in the Config.C:
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0ca57c2f 53 //----- load libraries
54 gSystem->Load("libHepMC.so");
55 gSystem->Load("libTauola.so");
56 gSystem->Load("libpythia8.so");
57 gSystem->Load("libPhotos.so");
da0e9ce3 58 gSystem->Load("libEvtGen");
0ca57c2f 59 gSystem->Load("libEvtGenExternal");
da0e9ce3 60 gSystem->Load("libTEvtGen");
61
62 //----- declare an AliGenCocktail
63 AliGenCocktail *generCock=new AliGenCocktail();
64 generCock->UsePerEventRates();
65
66 //----- declare Pythia configuration: switch-off beauty decays in Pythia
67 AliGenPythia *pythia= .....
68 ....
69 pythia->SetForceDecay(kNoDecayBeauty);
70
71 //----- declare EvtGen configuration and put the two generators in the cocktail
72 AliGenEvtGen *gene = new AliGenEvtGen();
73 gene->SetForceDecay(kBJpsiDiElectron);
74 gene->SetParticleSwitchedOff(AliGenEvtGen::kBeautyPart);
75 generCock->AddGenerator(pythia, "Pythia", 1.);
76 generCock->AddGenerator(gene,"gene",1.);