Simulated scattering from a hollow-cylinder vanadium sample.
|The plot shows the intensity of scattered neutrons (red is
highest intensity). The sample is at the center of the sphere with the
neutron beam coming from the left. Clearly seen is the shadowing effect
of the sample causing a lower intensity opposite the beam. Also seen is
the effect of the non-symmetric geometry of the sample, causing lower intensity
directly above and to the side of the sample.|
We have recently become aware of a couple of issues that arise with all current releases of McStas (2.7.1 / 3.1)
On system with the newest Python versions (3.10 and beyond) you may experience that
In case you experience these problems you may replace the following files within your installation folder:
New stable releases of McStas should be released during November/December this year.
Best and sorry for the inconvenience,
On behalf of the McStas team, Peter Willendrup is giving an ICNS2022 presentation, entitled:
Speeding up legacy: GPU-accelerating the McStas instrument simulation code using OpenACC.
The video has been pre-recorded and is now available at media.mcstas.org or on YouTube
An interesting Post Doc position is available within the Neutron Optics and Scientific Computing Group at PSI:
A central part of the position is expanding features of the McStas Union by adding support for reflectivity (and potentially refraction).
Main tasks are:
For more information please refer to the link below or contact Dr. Christine Klauser <email@example.com>
We are happy to provide a ready-to-run system with McStas pre-installed. It typically pulls-out an 8-cores computer running at Binder, for free, with both McStas 2.x and 3.x (with MPI multi-core support but no GPU). Perfect for running McStas from anywhere, for training/schools/workshops.
Start it in a single click here:
(Please note that load-time can be a couple of minutes.)
docker run -p 8888:8888 docker.io/mccode/mcstas-2.7.1-3.1:1.0
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