A geometric shape without effect on neutron, for instrument display purpose.
Author: E. Farhi
Date: June 23rd 2009
E. Farhi, based on Incoherent
An inactive geometrical shape, for drawing purposes only.
It does not propagate neutron, nor interact.
Geometric shape may be a cylinder, a sphere, a box or any other shape
box/plate: xwidth x yheight x zdepth (thickness=0)
hollow box/plate:xwidth x yheight x zdepth and thickness>0
cylinder: radius x yheight (thickness=0)
hollow cylinder: radius x yheight and thickness>0
sphere: radius (yheight=0 thickness=0)
hollow sphere: radius and thickness>0 (yheight=0)
any shape: geometry=OFF file
The complex geometry option handles any closed non-convex polyhedra.
It computes the intersection points of the neutron ray with the object
transparently, so that it can be used like a regular sample object.
It supports the OFF and NOFF file format but not COFF (colored faces).
Such files may be generated from XYZ data using qhull/powercrust, and
viewed with geomview
The default size of the object depends of the OFF file data, but its
bounding box may be resized using xwidth,yheight and zdepth.
Example: Shape(radius=0.05, yheight=0.1)
Parameters in boldface are required;
the others are optional.
Name of an Object File Format (OFF) file for complex geometry. The OFF file may be generated from XYZ coordinates using qhull/powercrust
Outer radius of sample in (x,z) plane
Horiz. dimension of sample (bounding box if off file), as a width
Vert. dimension of sample (bounding box if off file), as a height. A sphere shape is used when 0 and radius is set