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A Translator for ISIS and TRIUMF MuSR Data

  • Author(s): Mackie, John Morgan
  • Advisor(s): MacLaughlin, Douglas
  • et al.
Abstract

There are relatively few μSR labs, and each of them interprets their data with in-house software. Inevitably, the various analysis suites come with their own strengths and weaknesses; for example, some lend themselves to batch analysis, while others are more flexible with respect to fitting functions. It is then no surprise that several translators are included by default with the TRIUMF mud_util toolset. Among these are tools to convert μSR data from obsolete TRIUMF data formats to the modern specification, as well as between Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and TRIUMF formats. mud_util also provides the ability to convert data from an outdated format used by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories' ISIS muon source, but a tool which understands data in the contemporary Nexus format is conspicuously absent. Such a “translator” would provide a welcome chance to check that the results of data analysis are not affected by the quirks of a particular program.

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