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UV to γ-ray material constants

UV to γ-ray reflection and refraction

grazing incidence scattering

deterministic and stochastic surface distortions




micro-pore optics

silicon pore optics


Windows XP, Linux or Solaris


Single installation package for Windows, Linux or Solaris, containing:

GEANT4 base software

Software extensions

Data files

Model library

On-line browseable documentation in English

English Documentation in PDF format

The documentation can be ordered in printed version separately.


Quickly determine realistic system performances and features

The high energy optics software simulates X and gamma-ray imaging systems based on grazing incidence scattering using the Monte Carlo technique. The software offers control of the surface properties and scattering processes at each individual interaction. Also the geometry of the surfaces and imaging system, the incoming beam and the resulting images patterns on the detector surface are fully under control of the user.

The high energy optics simulation software is based on the Geant4 framework. Geant4 is a radiation interaction simulation widely used in the fields of particle and nuclear physics. The X-ray performance of Geant4 has been extended by cosine by implementing the description of the physical processes of grazing angle interaction of X-ray photons and matter at each interaction.

The software provides control of surface scattering and metrology models and can be introduced in any geometrical configuration. By using cosine’s high energy optics simulation software the system designer or user can quickly determine realistic system performance and features.

The software can be offered as a tool running on your PC. The user control is performed by configuration files or a graphical user interface. Besides the software, cosine offers to provide a manual, installation support, and training. A developer license for the source code can be provided, allowing the user to customize the software by programming alternative modeling. Also here cosine offers user support.


  • Synchrotron facilities – Simulation of X-ray beam control and manipulation at research facilities using synchrotron radiation
  • Space-based X-ray telescopes – Performance prediction and system analysis
  • Medical imaging – Simulation of radiodiagnostics and radiotherapy efficiency and performance
  • Material analysis – Analysis of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction

Scientific publication

Main technologies used

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Max Collon
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