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Neutron ray-trace simulation application
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.
DocumentationUser 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/
released on 18 February 2015
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