base class, extends NXobject


A literature reference

Definition to include references for example for detectors, manuals, instruments, acquisition or analysis software used.

The idea would be to include this in the relevant NeXus object: NXdetector for detectors, NXinstrument for instruments, etc.


No symbol table

Groups cited:



@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.

description: (optional) NX_CHAR

This should describe the reason for including this reference. For example: The dataset in this group was normalised using the method which is described in detail in this reference.

url: (optional) NX_CHAR

URL referencing the document or data.

doi: (optional) NX_CHAR

DOI referencing the document or data.

endnote: (optional) NX_CHAR

Bibliographic reference data in EndNote format.

bibtex: (optional) NX_CHAR

Bibliographic reference data in BibTeX format.

Hypertext Anchors

List of hypertext anchors for all groups, fields, attributes, and links defined in this class.

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