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|Name=McStas
 
|Name=McStas
|Short description=Neutron ray-trace simulation application
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|Short description=Neutron Monte Carlo ray-trace simulation application
|Full description=McStas lets you model very precisely a neutron instrument described as a series of various components. A source component shoots each neutron randomly (Monte-Carlo), and the particle is then propagated through the different instrument components. These later act on the neutron characteristics (position, speed, direction, spin, etc.). Usually, one installs some detectors along the neutron path to monitor its characteristics and flux.
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|Full description=McStas lets you very precisely model a neutron scattering instrument described as a series of components, representing the physical elements of the instrument / Beamline. A source component samples the properties of each neutron ray randomly (Monte-Carlo is used to sample spectrum, direction and spatial origin etc.), and the particle is then propagated through the different instrument components. These later act on the neutron characteristics (position, speed, direction, spin, etc.). Further, one can install detectors along the neutron path to monitor the characteristics and flux of the neutron beam. McStas works on a principle of code-generation (LeX-Yacc based grammar), generating a fully portable ISO-C code to run on a variety of platforms and architectures.
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.mcstas.org/
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.mcstas.org/
 
|User level=none
 
|User level=none
|Computer languages=C
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|Computer languages=C, Perl, Python, domain-specific
|Documentation note=User manual included and available in PostScript format from http://neutron.risoe.dk/documentation/manual/mcstas-1.8-manual.ps.gz; User manual available in PDF format from http://neutron.risoe.dk/documentation/manual/mcstas-1.8-manual.pdf; User tutorial available in HTML format from http://neutron.risoe.dk/documentation/tutorial/
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|Documentation note=User manual included and available in PDF format from http://www.mcstas.org/documentation/manual/; User tutorial available at https://github.com/McStasMcXtrace/McCode/wiki/McStas-tutorial%3A-simplified-SANS-instrument
 
|Keywords=simulation,particle,neutron,ray-trace,Monte-Carlo,detectors,flux
 
|Keywords=simulation,particle,neutron,ray-trace,Monte-Carlo,detectors,flux
|Version identifier=2.1
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|Version identifier=2.5
|Version date=2015/02/18
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|Version date=2018/12/12
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
|Version download=https://github.com/McStasMcXtrace/McCode/archive/mcstas-2.1.tar.gz
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|Version download=https://download.mcstas.org/mcstas-2.5/
 
|Last review by=Alejandroindependiente
 
|Last review by=Alejandroindependiente
 
|Last review date=2017/03/01
 
|Last review date=2017/03/01
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|Role=Maintainer
 
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|Resource URL=https://www.dtu.dk/english/service/phonebook/person?id=38697&tab=1
 
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|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
 
|Resource audience=Bug Tracking,Developer,Support
 
|Resource kind=E-mail
 
|Resource kind=E-mail
|Resource URL=mailto:neutron-mc@risoe.dk
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|Resource URL=mailto:mcstas-users@mcstas.org
 
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{{Software category
 
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|Interface=x-window-system
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|Interface=Linux: x-window-system, macOS: aqua, MS-Winrodws
 
|Science=physics, scientific-visualization
 
|Science=physics, scientific-visualization
 
|Use=science
 
|Use=science
 
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Latest revision as of 03:12, 12 July 2019

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McStas

http://www.mcstas.org/
Neutron Monte Carlo ray-trace simulation application

McStas lets you very precisely model a neutron scattering instrument described as a series of components, representing the physical elements of the instrument / Beamline. A source component samples the properties of each neutron ray randomly (Monte-Carlo is used to sample spectrum, direction and spatial origin etc.), and the particle is then propagated through the different instrument components. These later act on the neutron characteristics (position, speed, direction, spin, etc.). Further, one can install detectors along the neutron path to monitor the characteristics and flux of the neutron beam. McStas works on a principle of code-generation (LeX-Yacc based grammar), generating a fully portable ISO-C code to run on a variety of platforms and architectures.

Documentation

User manual included and available in PDF format from http://www.mcstas.org/documentation/manual/; User tutorial available at https://github.com/McStasMcXtrace/McCode/wiki/McStas-tutorial%3A-simplified-SANS-instrument





Licensing

License

Verified by

Verified on

Notes

Verified by

Janet Casey

Verified on

20 April 2004




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://neutron.risoe.dk/cvs/
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:mcstas-users@mcstas.org


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 1 March 2017.



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"Linux: x-window-system" is not in the list (command-line, console, daemon, e-mail, library, web, x-window-system, accessibility, desktop-enhancement, file-manager, ...) of allowed values for the "Interface" property.
"macOS: aqua" is not in the list (command-line, console, daemon, e-mail, library, web, x-window-system, accessibility, desktop-enhancement, file-manager, ...) of allowed values for the "Interface" property.
"MS-Winrodws" is not in the list (command-line, console, daemon, e-mail, library, web, x-window-system, accessibility, desktop-enhancement, file-manager, ...) of allowed values for the "Interface" property.







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