base class, extends NXobject


A diffraction grating, as could be used in a soft X-ray monochromator


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Groups cited:

NXdata, NXoff_geometry, NXshape, 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.

angles: (optional) NX_FLOAT (Rank: 1, Dimensions: [2]) {units=NX_ANGLE}

Blaze or trapezoidal angles, with the angle of the upstream facing edge listed first. Blazed gratings can be identified by the low value of the first-listed angle.

period: (optional) NX_FLOAT (Rank: 1) {units=NX_LENGTH}

List of polynomial coefficients describing the spatial separation of lines/grooves as a function of position along the grating, in increasing powers of position. Gratings which do not have variable line spacing will only have a single coefficient (constant).

duty_cycle: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_UNITLESS}

depth: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

diffraction_order: (optional) NX_INT {units=NX_UNITLESS}

deflection_angle: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_ANGLE}

Angle between the incident beam and the utilised outgoing beam.

interior_atmosphere: (optional) NX_CHAR

Any of these values: vacuum | helium | argon

substrate_material: (optional) NX_CHAR

substrate_density: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_MASS_DENSITY}

substrate_thickness: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

coating_material: (optional) NX_CHAR

substrate_roughness: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

coating_roughness: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

layer_thickness: (optional) NX_FLOAT {units=NX_LENGTH}

An array describing the thickness of each layer

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.

shape: (optional) NXshape

DEPRECATED: Use NXoff_geometry to describe the shape of grating

A NXshape group describing the shape of the mirror

figure_data: (optional) NXdata

Numerical description of the surface figure of the mirror.

OFF_GEOMETRY: (optional) NXoff_geometry

This group describes the shape of the beam line component

TRANSFORMATIONS: (optional) NXtransformations

“Engineering” position of the grating Transformations used by this component to define its position and orientation.

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