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Materials window

This window lists all the materials of the current model. To display this window select Window | Materials from the menu bar. Window is presented as a Tab at the same right bottom part of interface as Blocks window and Scenarios window.

From this view you can:

By default, this window is divided into five labeled columns indicating material properties: Name, Enabled, Half life, Half life unit and Unit. More properties and options can be made available by clicking the button and selecting the desired property from the menu that appears.

EmptyDisplays an error symbol for materials that are missing values or contain errors. You can double click this column to edit a material.
Atomic number*The atomic number of a radionuclide.
AuthorThe “author” of the material.
CategoryThe category of the material.
Decay daughters*The daughter nuclides.
Decay parents*The parent nuclide(s).
Decay root*If checked, the nuclide is the root nuclide in a decay chain (it has no parent nuclide). (Not editable).
DescriptionA description of the material.
EditableToggles editable on or off.
Element*The atomic element of the radionuclide.
EnabledEnables or disables the material. Disabled materials are not included in simulations.
Full nameThe full name of the material. For the material “H” the full name would be “Hydrogen”.
Half life*The half life of the radionuclide.
Half life unit*The time unit to display the radionuclide half life in.
Mass number*The mass number of the radionuclide.
NameThe name of the material.
SymbolThe symbol for the material.
UnitFor radionuclides, the only available units are Mole and Bq. The decay unit must be the same for all radionuclides. The unit of a material will affect the unit of transfer and compartment blocks.
VisibleToggles visibility (in the Ecolego player) on or off.

* Only available with the radionuclide toolbox.

NoteWhen you disable a radionuclide you will also disable all its decay daughters.

When Material is selected in Information window main information related to the material is shown.

Title bar

The title bar has short-cuts for common tasks:

Creates a generic material.
Adds a radionuclide to the model from the radionuclide database. Note that radionuclide chains must be added from the radionuclide database.
Opens a dialog window that lets you edit the selected material.
Deletes all selected materials from the model.

To display the menu, right click anywhere inside the window.

   Material Creates a new material
   Radionuclide Creates a new radionuclide
   Half life parameterCreates a parameter which is synchronized with the half lives of the radionuclides in the model. Read more here
Edit… Opens an edit dialog window for the selected material.
Enable/Disable Enable all selected materials./Disable all selected materials.
Player hide/Show Toggle the visibility of material in Ecolego player.
Editable/Not editable Toggle editable state of material in Ecolego player.
Find… Lets you search for text appearing in the table.
Set category Set category to the material.
Remove category Set category to the material.
Select all Select all materials in the table.
Copy text Copy selected as text.
Delete Deletes all selected materials from the model.

See also

materials_window.txt · Last modified: 2023/04/19 17:09 by daria