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Study crystal diffraction, reciprocal lattices, etc.

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SingleCrystal overview

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

SingleCrystal lets you simulate simulation electron diffraction patterns and reciprocal lattice sections - which can be compared directly with observed data. The program also lets you display stereographic projections of planes, traces, zones and zone axes. 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.

SingleCrystal is designed to work with CrystalMaker, allowing users to visualize crystal structures then with a single menu command, display the diffraction pattern in SingleCrystal. The program can also be used as a stand-alone application, reading from CrystalMaker "crystal" files.

What’s new in version 4.1.9

Updated on Apr 04 2023

  • Enhanced Structure Checking. When editing an existing crystal, or importing a new one, the program now performs additional checks to ensure that inter-axial angles are non zero and that their sums are less than 360°.
  • Miscellaneous Changes. This version includes miscellaneous fixes and enhancements.
  • Update checking works with our new SSL-based web server.
  • Fixed a very-rare bug involving the "Notes" field in CrystalMaker text (CMTX) files.
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101.5 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.12.2 or later
  • You will need CrystalMaker if you wish to simulate diffraction patterns from your structures
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