16-19 October 2016
Copenhagen University
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Latest results and features with McXtrace 1.3

17 Oct 2016, 17:00
1h 30m
Marble Hall (Copenhagen University)

Marble Hall

Copenhagen University

Thorvaldsensvej 40
Board: 28
Poster Posters


Dr. Erik Knudsen (DTU Physics)


[McXtrace][1] [1][2] is a Monte Carlo Ray tracing package for performing simulations of any kind of X-ray optical instrumentation or scattering experiment. We present the latest results obtained using the new release McXtrace version 1.3. Some highlights of simulations using McXtrace include: 1. McXtrace in space - simulations of an X-ray telescope satellite ATHENA [3]. (See image) McXtrace is being adopted as the general tool for simulating X-ray optics of the European Space Agency. 2. Ray tracing integrated with the Simex platform [4] for XFEL simulations The SimEX platform is general platform for performing Source-to-End simulations at X-ray Free Electron laser facilites supported by the EU under the EUCALL initiative. We show that McXtrace may interoperate with the SimEX platform, creating a versatile tool with which to explore the new possibilities created by the FEL X-ray sources. 3. A full beamline description of the DanMAX beamline at the MaxIV synchrotron. McXtrace is used to simulate the DanMAX beamline while it is being designed, not only supporting design choices, but in parallel also building a virtual facility. (See image) Exciting new features in the lates release fo McXtrace includes: 1. New device model examples: - A new polyphase/polycrystal sample model. - Mirror with heatbump. 2. Synchrotron source models / interfaces to other source codes. 3. Generalized reflectivity library. [1] J. Applied Crystallography, 2013. [2] http://www.mcxtrace.org [3] http://sci.esa.int/cosmic-vision/54517-athena/ [4] https://www.eucall.eu/

Primary author

Dr. Erik Knudsen (DTU Physics)


Dr. Desiree Della Monica Ferreira (DTU SPACE) Mr. Peter Willendrup (DTU Physics)

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