Wisp is a simple Geant4 Graphical User Interface (GUI) that will allow you to become productive using Geant4 straight away, without any coding or compiling. Just install Wisp, select your experiment with a few clicks of the GUI, and you are away.
Wisp can determine the mean free path (mfp) of particles thourgh any element of the periodic table, the amount of energy deposited as a function of depth as well as providing detailed information and 3D-Visualization of any simulated particle trajectory.
The user gets to specify the type of particle to be simulated (proton, neutron, electron), the particle kinetic energy and the target material, and Wisp does the rest.
More complicated experimental setups such as different target shapes or particle sources will be included in upcoming versions of Wisp.
All the physics simulation in Wisp is being done by Geant4 v9.6p2. The Geant4 toolkit is being developedand maintained by the Geant4 collaboration and available from http://geant4.cern.ch/.
All 3D-visualization in Wisp is achieved using the Irrlicht Open Source 3D Engine. The Irrlicht-Engine is what gives Wisp its name, since Irrlicht is German for a Will-o-the-Wisp or Jack-o-Lantern.
The actual GUI-part of Wisp is based on QT5.0.2, which is covered by the LGPL license. All QT components are dynamically linked, so if you want to provide your own, modified, version of QT, simply replace the dynamic libraries in the Wisp-Directory with your own.
Wisp is built as a Windows-32bit application using Microsoft Visual C++ Express and is expected to run without problems on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. It is also expected to run on Windows XP, albeit possbily with minor compatibility issues.
The Wisp License
While Wisp is free, it is currently not available under an Open Source License. If you are interested in obtaining the Wisp-Source Code, please contact us.