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Title: The NeXus data format

Abstract

NeXus is an effort by an international group of scientists to define a common data exchange and archival format for neutron, X-ray and muon experiments. NeXus is built on top of the scientific data format HDF5 and adds domain-specific rules for organizing data within HDF5 files, in addition to a dictionary of well defined domain-specific field names. The NeXus data format has two purposes. First, it defines a format that can serve as a container for all relevant data associated with a beamline. This is a very important use case. Second, it defines standards in the form of application definitions for the exchange of data between applications. NeXus provides structures for raw experimental data as well as for processed data.

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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1225003
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1212697; OSTI ID: 1544712
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-14-27449
Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5767; JACGAR; PII: S1600576714027575
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC52-06NA25396; AC05-00OR22725; AC02-06CH11357; 89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Crystallography (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Crystallography (Online); Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1600-5767
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; NeXus data format; data exchange; data archiving; platform-independent; HDF5

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Könnecke, Mark, Akeroyd, Frederick A., Bernstein, Herbert J., Brewster, Aaron S., Campbell, Stuart I., Clausen, Björn, Cottrell, Stephen, Hoffmann, Jens Uwe, Jemian, Pete R., Männicke, David, Osborn, Raymond, Peterson, Peter F., Richter, Tobias, Suzuki, Jiro, Watts, Benjamin, Wintersberger, Eugen, and Wuttke, Joachim. The NeXus data format. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1107/S1600576714027575.
Könnecke, Mark, Akeroyd, Frederick A., Bernstein, Herbert J., Brewster, Aaron S., Campbell, Stuart I., Clausen, Björn, Cottrell, Stephen, Hoffmann, Jens Uwe, Jemian, Pete R., Männicke, David, Osborn, Raymond, Peterson, Peter F., Richter, Tobias, Suzuki, Jiro, Watts, Benjamin, Wintersberger, Eugen, & Wuttke, Joachim. The NeXus data format. United States. doi:10.1107/S1600576714027575.
Könnecke, Mark, Akeroyd, Frederick A., Bernstein, Herbert J., Brewster, Aaron S., Campbell, Stuart I., Clausen, Björn, Cottrell, Stephen, Hoffmann, Jens Uwe, Jemian, Pete R., Männicke, David, Osborn, Raymond, Peterson, Peter F., Richter, Tobias, Suzuki, Jiro, Watts, Benjamin, Wintersberger, Eugen, and Wuttke, Joachim. Fri . "The NeXus data format". United States. doi:10.1107/S1600576714027575. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1225003.
@article{osti_1225003,
title = {The NeXus data format},
author = {Könnecke, Mark and Akeroyd, Frederick A. and Bernstein, Herbert J. and Brewster, Aaron S. and Campbell, Stuart I. and Clausen, Björn and Cottrell, Stephen and Hoffmann, Jens Uwe and Jemian, Pete R. and Männicke, David and Osborn, Raymond and Peterson, Peter F. and Richter, Tobias and Suzuki, Jiro and Watts, Benjamin and Wintersberger, Eugen and Wuttke, Joachim},
abstractNote = {NeXus is an effort by an international group of scientists to define a common data exchange and archival format for neutron, X-ray and muon experiments. NeXus is built on top of the scientific data format HDF5 and adds domain-specific rules for organizing data within HDF5 files, in addition to a dictionary of well defined domain-specific field names. The NeXus data format has two purposes. First, it defines a format that can serve as a container for all relevant data associated with a beamline. This is a very important use case. Second, it defines standards in the form of application definitions for the exchange of data between applications. NeXus provides structures for raw experimental data as well as for processed data.},
doi = {10.1107/S1600576714027575},
journal = {Journal of Applied Crystallography (Online)},
number = 1,
volume = 48,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {1}
}

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Data Formats and Analysis Codes–New Software for μSR
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The application of the NeXus data format to ISIS muon data
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McStas 1.7 - a new version of the flexible Monte Carlo neutron scattering package
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