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Bug#985301: ITP: xraylib -- library for interactions of X-rays with matter

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sebastien Delafond <seb@debian.org>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : xraylib
  Version         : 4.0.0
  Upstream Author : Bruno Golosio, Antonio Brunetti, Manuel Sanchez del Rio, Tom Schoonjans and Teemu Ikonen
* URL             : https://github.com/tschoonj/xraylib
* License         : BSD-3
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : library for interactions of X-rays with matter

Quantitative estimate of elemental composition by spectroscopic and
imaging techniques using X-ray fluorescence requires the availability
of accurate data of X-ray interaction with matter. Although a wide
number of computer codes and data sets are reported in literature,
none of them is presented in the form of freely available library
functions which can be easily included in software applications for
X-ray fluorescence. This work presents a compilation of data sets
from different published works and an xraylib interface in the form
of callable functions. Although the target applications are on X-ray
fluorescence, cross sections of interactions like photoionization,
coherent scattering and Compton scattering, as well as form factors
and anomalous scattering functions, are also available.
xraylib provides access to some of the most respected databases of
physical data in the field of X-rays. The core of xraylib is a
library, written in ANSI C, containing over 40 functions to be used
to retrieve data from these databases. This C library can be directly
linked with any program written in C, C++ or Objective-C.

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