application definition, extends NXobject


This is an application definition for a triple axis spectrometer.

It is for the trademark scan of the TAS, the Q-E scan. For your alignment scans use the rules in NXscan.


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Groups cited:

NXcrystal, NXdata, NXdetector, NXentry, NXinstrument, NXmonitor, NXsample, NXsource


entry: (required) NXentry

title: (required) NX_CHAR

start_time: (required) NX_DATE_TIME

definition: (required) NX_CHAR

Official NeXus NXDL schema to which this file conforms

Obligatory value: NXtas

INSTRUMENT: (required) NXinstrument

SOURCE: (required) NXsource

name: (required) NX_CHAR

probe: (required) NX_CHAR

Any of these values: neutron | x-ray

monochromator: (required) NXcrystal

ei[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ENERGY}

rotation_angle[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

analyser: (required) NXcrystal

ef[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ENERGY}

rotation_angle[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

polar_angle[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

DETECTOR: (required) NXdetector

data[np]: (required) NX_INT

polar_angle[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

SAMPLE: (required) NXsample

name: (required) NX_CHAR

Descriptive name of sample

qh[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_DIMENSIONLESS}

qk[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_DIMENSIONLESS}

ql[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_DIMENSIONLESS}

en[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ENERGY}

rotation_angle[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

polar_angle[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

sgu[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

sgl[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

unit_cell[6]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

orientation_matrix[9]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_DIMENSIONLESS}

MONITOR: (required) NXmonitor

mode: (required) NX_CHAR

Count to a preset value based on either clock time (timer) or received monitor counts (monitor).

Any of these values: monitor | timer

preset: (required) NX_FLOAT

preset value for time or monitor

data[np]: (required) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANY}

Total integral monitor counts

DATA: (required) NXdata

One of the ei,ef,qh,qk,ql,en should get a primary=1 attribute to denote the main scan axis

ei –> /NXentry/NXinstrument/monochromator:NXcrystal/ei

ef –> /NXentry/NXinstrument/analyzer:NXcrystal/ef

en –> /NXentry/NXsample/en

qh –> /NXentry/NXsample/qh

qk –> /NXentry/NXsample/qk

ql –> /NXentry/NXsample/ql

data –> /NXentry/NXinstrument/NXdetector/data

NXDL Source: