base class, extends NXobject
Parameters for controlling external conditions
No symbol table
name: (optional) NX_CHAR
Apparatus identification code/model number; e.g. OC100 011
short_name: (optional) NX_CHAR
Alternative short name, perhaps for dashboard display like a present Seblock name
type: (optional) NX_CHAR
Type of apparatus. This could be the SE codes in scheduling database; e.g. OC/100
description: (optional) NX_CHAR
Description of the apparatus; e.g. 100mm bore orange cryostat with Roots pump
program: (optional) NX_CHAR
Program controlling the apparatus; e.g. LabView VI name
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.
position: (optional) NXgeometry
The position and orientation of the apparatus. Note, it is recommended to use NXtransformations instead.
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.
NOTE: (optional) NXnote
Additional information, LabView logs, digital photographs, etc
SENSOR: (optional) NXsensor
List of hypertext anchors for all groups, fields, attributes, and links defined in this class.