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

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

documentation (reST source) anchor

web page (HTML) anchor













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