Magnetic Field Map

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Refer to the design of Solid Magnet

GEMC field map location

located at Solid website

map script

checkout from SoLID_GEMC svn "database_io/field/"



convert SF7 to GEMC map

For solenoid type of magnet, assume azimuthal symmetry.

SF7 map format produced by PossionSuperfish program SF7.exe contain text lines for explanation, map range and grid size, map values (R, Z, Br, Bz, B, A, dBz/dr, dBr/dz, field index).

GEMC map format requires R, Z, Br, Bz

Additional difference is SF7 map values are in order of R increasing first when Z is fixed, while GEMC map values are in order of Z increasing first when R is fixed.

Thus we need the conversion script

for example:
To covert SF7 map file CDFv4.sf7, start root and run ".x SF7toGEMCmap.C("CDFv4.sf7",0)", 
the output should be like:
  open SF7 file CDFv4.sf7 ok
  Rmin 0 Zmin -400
  Rmax 400 Zmax 600
  R and Z increments:     400     1000
  please put 401 1001 instead into database
  the units are in cm and G
  covert to GEMC map file CDFv4.sf7.GEMCmap ok

plot SF7 map and integrate over B


"SF7_filename",0                convert map only 
"SF7_filename",1                convert map and show map plot
"SF7_filename",2                show map plot only
"SF7_filename",3,x1,y1,x2,y2    show map plot and integrate over B along the line (x1,y1)-(x2,y2)


1. To view values in map, turn on "Event Statusbar" in menu "view" on root Canvas, then use mouse to look around.

2. Edit the code to use something like "hB->SetMinimum(20)" to make a cut.

3. Zoom on colz axis to explore map details

4. not matter which option you use, a root file "SF7_filename.root" with all plots will be created.

compare SF7 map


After you produce the root files for different configuration, use this to show the difference of "field in v2 - field in v1"

some root files are stored in the download already.

note: the two versions have to have the same grid size and map range

update field map info in database

To make GEMC aware the field map file name, grid, position etc, we need to put those in table "magnetic_fields" of the geometry database

The scripts are at svn "database_io/solid/field/"

The map info is stored in "magnetic_fields.txt"

Note: this text file needs special format, all entry should be separated by a tab, not just some space. If you edit the file, you better check the database afterwards to make sure the resulting table is correct!

The field unit are implemented as "gauss","kilogauss","T"

run "go_table_magf magnetic_fields.txt geometry_database_of_your_choice"

check map in GMEC

There's no direct check in GEMC, but you can checking how particle bending in the field region.

use option MGN_VERBOSITY=99 when you run gemc to check field, it does two things

1. output more info about the filed loading

2. make particle travel only one step, this way you can start a particle at certain place and see how it bends.