base class, extends NXobject


A capillary lens to focus the X-ray beam.

Based on information provided by Gerd Wellenreuther (DESY).


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Groups cited:

NXdata, NXtransformations


@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.

type: (optional) NX_CHAR

Type of the capillary

Any of these values:

  • single_bounce

  • polycapillary

  • conical_capillary

manufacturer: (optional) NX_CHAR

The manufacturer of the capillary. This is actually important as it may have an impact on performance.

maximum_incident_angle: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

accepting_aperture: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

working_distance: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

focal_size: (optional) NX_FLOAT

The focal size in FWHM

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.

gain: (optional) NXdata

The gain of the capillary as a function of energy

transmission: (optional) NXdata

The transmission of the capillary as a function of energy

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.

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