base class, extends NXobject
A beamline aperture. This group is deprecated, use NXslit instead.
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@default: (optional) NX_CHAR
Declares which child group contains a path leading to a NXdata group.
It is recommended (as of NIAC2014) to use this attribute to help define the path to the default dataset to be plotted. See https://www.nexusformat.org/2014_How_to_find_default_data.html for a summary of the discussion.
depends_on: (optional) NX_CHAR
NeXus positions components by applying a set of translations and rotations to apply to the component starting from 0, 0, 0. The order of these operations is critical and forms what NeXus calls a dependency chain. The depends_on field defines the path to the top most operation of the dependency chain or the string “.” if located in the origin. Usually these operations are stored in a NXtransformations group. But NeXus allows them to be stored anywhere.
The reference point of the aperture is its center in the x and y axis. The reference point on the z axis is the surface of the aperture pointing towards the source.
In complex (asymmetic) geometries an NXoff_geometry group can be used to provide an unambiguous reference.
material: (optional) NX_CHAR
Absorbing material of the aperture
description: (optional) NX_CHAR
Description of aperture
TRANSFORMATIONS: (optional) NXtransformations
This is the group recommended for holding the chain of translation and rotation operations necessary to position the component within the instrument. The dependency chain may however traverse similar groups in other component groups.
GEOMETRY: (optional) NXgeometry
BLADE_GEOMETRY: (optional) NXgeometry
DEPRECATED: Use NXoff_geometry instead to describe the shape of the aperture
location and shape of each blade
NOTE: (optional) NXnote
describe any additional information in a note*
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