base class, extends NXobject
A monitor of incident beam data.
It is similar to the NXdata groups containing monitor data and its associated dimension scale, e.g. time_of_flight or wavelength in pulsed neutron instruments. However, it may also include integrals, or scalar monitor counts, which are often used in both in both pulsed and steady-state instrumentation.
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@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.
mode: (optional) NX_CHAR
Count to a preset value based on either clock time (timer) or received monitor counts (monitor).
Any of these values:
start_time: (optional) NX_DATE_TIME
Starting time of measurement
end_time: (optional) NX_DATE_TIME
Ending time of measurement
preset value for time or monitor
DEPRECATED: Use transformations/distance instead
Distance of monitor from sample
Range (X-axis, Time-of-flight, etc.) over which the integral was calculated
Nominal reading to be used for normalisation purposes.
Total integral monitor counts
type: (optional) NX_CHAR
Any of these values:
Proportion of incident beam sampled by the monitor (0<x<1)
Elapsed actual counting time, can be an array of size
npwhen scanning. This is not the difference of the calendar time but the time the instrument was really counting, without pauses or times lost due beam unavailability
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.
The reference plane of the monitor contains the surface of the detector that faces the source and is the entry point of the beam. The reference point of the monitor in the x and y axis is its centre on this surface. The reference plane is orthogonal to the the z axis and the reference point on this z axis is where they intersect.
integral_log: (optional) NXlog
Time variation of monitor counts
GEOMETRY: (optional) NXgeometry
DEPRECATED: Use the field depends_on and NXtransformations to position the monitor and NXoff_geometry to describe its shape instead
Geometry of the monitor
OFF_GEOMETRY: (optional) NXoff_geometry
This group describes the shape of the beam line component
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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