base class, extends NXobject


Deflectors as they are used e.g. in an electron analyser.


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type: (optional) NX_CHAR

Qualitative type of deflector with respect to the number of pole pieces

Any of these values: dipole | quadrupole | hexapole | octupole

name: (optional) NX_CHAR

Colloquial or short name for the deflector. For manufacturer names and identifiers use respective manufacturer fields.

manufacturer_name: (optional) NX_CHAR

Name of the manufacturer who built/constructed the deflector.

manufacturer_model: (optional) NX_CHAR

Hardware name, hash identifier, or serial number that was given by the manufacturer to identify the deflector.

description: (optional) NX_CHAR

Ideally an identifier, persistent link, or free text which gives further details about the deflector.

voltage: (optional) NX_NUMBER {units=NX_VOLTAGE}

Excitation voltage of the deflector. For dipoles it is a single number. For higher orders, it is an array.

current: (optional) NX_NUMBER {units=NX_CURRENT}

Excitation current of the deflector. For dipoles it is a single number. For higher orders, it is an array.

depends_on: (optional) NX_CHAR

Specifies the position of the deflector by pointing to the last transformation in the transformation chain in the NXtransformations group.

TRANSFORMATIONS: (optional) NXtransformations

Collection of axis-based translations and rotations to describe the location and geometry of the deflector as a component in the instrument. Conventions from the NXtransformations base class are used. In principle, the McStas coordinate system is used. The first transformation has to point either to another component of the system or . (for pointing to the reference frame) to relate it relative to the experimental setup. Typically, the components of a system should all be related relative to each other and only one component should relate to the reference coordinate system.

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