Plan2009

ELECTROMAGNETIC WORKING GROUP 
plan of activity for 2009 and milestones for 2010-1012
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(1) - June 2009
(2) - December 2009
[LE] - in collaboration with the Low-energy EM working group
[GT] - in collaboration with the Geometry and Transport working group
[RE] - in collaboration with the Run, Event and Detector Response working group

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1) Validation and verification of EM physics [LE]:
- detailed comparison of Standard, Livermore and Penelope models; (1)
- adding extra tests on ion stopping powers and straggling; (1)
- adding tests on vertex detector simulation; (2 CERN summer student)
- adding extra automatic tests on scattering; (2)

2) Material category development [LE]:
- adding extra data for ion stopping powers; (1)
- review on ionisation potentials; (2)
- review on density effect parameterizations; (2)
- introduce variable density; (2)

3) EM infrastructure update [LE]:
- introduce general charge exchange process for ion transport; (1)
- introduce Physics Lists with combinations of Standard and Low-energy models; (1)
- further improvement of the spline for Physics Vectors; (2)
- introduce "Apply Cuts" option per geometry region; (2?)
- introduce cut in range for recoil; (2)

4) Further update of ionization processes [LE]:
- enable the ICRU'73 based ion ionisation model for Physics Lists; (1)
- tuned model of fluctuations for ions; (2)

5) Further development of the processes of multiple and single scattering [LE][GT]:
- muon multiple scattering model development in Physics List; (1)
- development of Goudsmit-Saunderson model; (1)
- establish more stable and effective interface
to compute safety and geometry step; (2)
- establish more effective sampling of displacement; (2)
- hadron multiple scattering coherent with hadron diffuse model; (2)
- feasibility study on Penelope MSC implementation; (2)

6) Bremsstrahlung models [LE]:
- updated model for e+- for moderate energies E