SingleCrystal 1.3 review

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SingleCrystal is an elegant, easy-to-use program for visualizing and understanding diffraction patterns from single crystals.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 3993K
Developer: CrystalMaker Software
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Price: $89.00
Updated: 04 Jan 2007
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SingleCrystal is an elegant, easy-to-use program for visualizing and understanding diffraction patterns from single crystals.

Free Demo Version

SingleCrystal is available in two versions. With the free, Demo Version, you can:-
• Simulate electron diffraction for any crystal
• Visualize sections of the reciprocal lattice
• Display stereographic projections, showing the orientations of lattice planes
• Rotate interactively or via menu commands
• Measure and index a pattern

By purchasing a licence code, you can unlock the program and have access to additional features including:

• Print high-resolution diffraction patterns
• Copy diffraction patterns and stereographic projections in PDF format
• Export diffraction data

Here are some key features of "SingleCrystal":
SingleCrystal provides real-time simulation and manipulation of transmission electron microscope diffraction patterns. You can rotate crystals with the mouse, or tilt controls, and observe how the diffraction pattern changes. Screen tools allow easy measurement and indexing of reflexions, as well as the display of phase information for scattered beams.
Reciprocal lattice sections can be shown together with rotatable stereographic projections of lattice plane traces and poles. The latter can be customized to show any combination of planes.
SingleCrystal is designed to work with our CrystalMaker program, allowing users to visualize crystal structures in CrystalMaker, then with a single menu command, display the corresponding diffraction pattern in SingleCrystal. The program can also be used as a stand-alone application, reading from CrystalMaker binary files (selection included with the demo version).

SingleCrystal initially runs in Demonstration Mode, until you enter a SingleCrystal licence number.
The Demo mode allows you to evaluate the program's features, and simulate diffraction patterns on screen.

What's New:
Simulated and observed diffration data can now be compared directly - just drag-and-drop an image of a diffraction pattern into the SingleCrystal window.
Stereographic projections now provide for display of zones and zone axes (vectors), in addition to lattice planes and their traces - and symmetry-related directions can be automatically shown. Other changes include individual editing of stereogram "poles" and the ability to save stereogram preferences
You can now load graphics and data files simply by dragging-and-dropping their files into an open SingleCrystal window.
An optional "tone curve" is now available to simulate the characteristics of photographic film and enhance low-to-mid-range intensities.

Mac OS X 10.2 or later
You will need CrystalMaker 6 if you wish to simulate diffraction patterns from your own structures. (Version 6.3 or later allows you to simulate direct from CrystalMaker's Transform > Diffraction Pattern menu.)

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