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Neutron instrument simulation and optimization using the software package VITESS

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  • Klaus Lieutenant
  • Geza Zsigmond
  • Sergey Manoshin
  • Michael Fromme
  • Nunes Bordallo, Heloisa
  • J. Dickon M. Champion
  • Judith Peters
  • Ferenc Mezei

The software package VITESS for the simulation of neutron scattering instruments is presented. The concept, the main features and the use of the program are described. The new features of version 2.5 are explained in detail. A survey of the existing modules is given. Particular emphasis is given to modules that are used to simulate optical components, such as 'supermirror ensemble', 'monochromator/analyzer' or 'bender'. Examples of simulations of existing and planned instruments are presented, e.g. a powder diffractometer installed on a long pulse target station using wavelength frame multiplication. Simulation results of the existing instrument HET at ISIS are compared to experimental results. Furthermore, a view to the coming version 2.6 is presented. One of its features is discussed in detail: It will be possible to optimize parts of the instruments numerically. As a first application, focusing guides were optimized. General results of this method as well as results for a special instrument are shown. Finally, a general outlook to the planned developments of VITESS is presented.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer17
TidsskriftProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Vol/bind5536
Sider (fra-til)134-145
Antal sider12
ISSN0277-786X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 dec. 2004
Eksternt udgivetJa
BegivenhedAdvances in Computational Methods for X-Ray and Neutron Optics - Denver, CO, USA
Varighed: 3 aug. 20045 aug. 2004

Konference

KonferenceAdvances in Computational Methods for X-Ray and Neutron Optics
LandUSA
ByDenver, CO
Periode03/08/200405/08/2004
SponsorSPIE

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