The McStas neutron ray-tracing software package is a versatile tool for building accurate simulators of neutron scattering instruments at reactors, short- and long-pulsed spallation sources such as the European Spallation Source. McStas is extensively used for design and optimization of instruments, virtual experiments, data analysis and user training. McStas was founded as a scienti_c, open-source collaborative code in 1997. This contribution presents the project at its current state and gives an overview of the main new developments in McStas 2.0 (December 2012) and McStas 2.1 (expected fall 2013), including many new components, component parameter uniformisation, partial loss of backward compatibility, updated source brilliance descriptions, developments toward new tools and user interfaces, web interfaces and a new method for estimating beam losses and background from neutron optics.
|Book series||Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||International Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors - Commundo Tagungshotel, Ismaning, Germany|
Duration: 2 Jul 2013 → 5 Jul 2013
|Conference||International Workshop on Neutron Optics and Detectors|
|Period||02/07/2013 → 05/07/2013|