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Software for computer aided neutro, scattering

Objective

Objectives:
The objective of the SCANS project is software development that enables significantly more cost effective and scientifically productive use of existing neutron scattering facilities, and provide opportunities for the design of future instrumentation and the utilisation of existing and future neutron sources. SCANS aims to encourage collaboration in software development not only between the partner laboratories, but also all other neutron scattering facilities and their users.

Results:
During the first year we have carried out development of the McStas, VITESS and RESTRAX simulation packages, the NeXus data format and RMC data analysis routine s. Detailed instrument simulations are being carried out, in particular in relation to the ESS project. Most generic instrument types can be simulated though further work is required on the details of components, including samples, particularly for the description of polarised neutrons. Preliminary work has begun on the coupling of instruments/simulations to high level data analysis in order to produce 'virtual instruments' or automated experiment control, which depends on the scientific results obtained.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UPPSALA UNIVERSITY
Address

611 82 Nykoping
Sweden

Participants (7)

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS
United Kingdom
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Chilton
OX11 0QX Didcot,harwell,chilton
HAHN-MEITNER-INSTITUT BERLIN GMBH
Germany
Address
Glienicker Straße 100
14109 Berlin
ITALIAN INSTITUTE FOR THE PHYSICS OF MATTER
Italy
Address
Corso Perrone 24
16152 Genova
NUCLEAR PHYSICS INSTITUTE - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address

250 68 Rez - Praha
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
C/o Psi
5232 Villigen
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND OPTICS - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Street 29-33
1121 Budapest
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde