From ESS MC training workshop 2010
Scope of the workshop
With the development and renewal of the present neutron scattering facilities, as well as the foreseen next generation of sources (ESS) and instruments (large detectors, multianalysers), the demand for Monte Carlo (MC) simulations is in constant increase since the start of the McStas and VITESS projects.
The workshop will give the participants a complete, hands-on experience with state-of-the-art features of McStas and VITESS simulation codss, from instrument design to virtual experiments and data analysis. The main goal of the workshop is to train new users, e.g. scientists, engineers and technicians who are new to MonteCarlo simulation.
The workshop will start with an introduction and a short tutorial, and then focus on specific instrument parts: beam lines (guides), neutron optics (monochromators, choppers, ...), sample environment (cryostat, furnaces, magnets), detectors. Further sessions will be devoted to full instrument simulations (how to estimate resolution and intensity) and virtual experiments (introducing complex sample models and producing scientific output). Polarized setups, which require much more complex simulations, are beyond this workshop.
This workshop is not intended to present individual simulation work, but is a training course.