New features in McStas, version 1.5

P.O. Åstrand, K. Lefmann, E. Farhi, K. Nielsen, P. Skaarup

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    The neutron ray-tracing simulation package McStas has attracted numerous users, and the development of the package continues with version 1.5 released at the ICNS 2001 conference. New features include: support for neutron polarisation, labelling of neutrons, realistic source and sample components, and interface to the Riso instrument-control software TASCOM. We give a general introduction to McStas and present the latest developments. In particular, we give an example of how the neutron-label option has been used to locate the origin of a spurious side-peak, observed in an experiment with RITA-1 at Riso.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing
    Issue numberS
    Pages (from-to)S1511-S1513
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


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