Virtual experiments: the ultimate aim of neutron ray-tracing simulations

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  • Lefmann, Kim
  • P.K. Willendrup
  • Udby, Linda
  • B. Lebech
  • Mortensen, Kell
  • J.O. Birk
  • Kaspar Hewitt Klenø
  • Erik Knudsen
  • P Christiansen
  • J. Saroun
  • J. Kulda
  • U. Filges
  • M. Konnecke
  • P. Tregenna-Piggott
  • J. Peters
  • K. Lieutenant
  • G. Zsigmond
  • P. Bentley
  • E. Fahri

We define a virtual neutron experiment as a complete simulation of an experiment, from source over sample to detector. The virtual experiment (VE) will ideally interface with the instrument control software for the input and with standard data analysis packages for the virtual data output. Virtual experiments are beginning to make their way into neutron scattering science with applications as diverse as instrument design/upgrade, experiment planning, data analysis, test of analysis software, teaching, and outreach. In this paper, we summarize the recent developments in this field and make suggestions for future developments and use of VEs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Neutron Research
Issue number3-4
Pages (from-to)97-111
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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