This page contains links to various documents and software of use
for crystallography, particularly for use with the
BT-1 neutron powder diffractometer
NIST Neutron Crystallography Resources
See the download page, which has
links for all the crystallography software found below.
1. Plotting, indexing and peak fitting
The CMPR program
can be used with Windows, UNIX and OS X
to do plotting, peak fitting, indexing, etc.
Powder Suite program still
exists, but is not supported.
We use two programs locally:
3. CIF Software
Three different Crystallographic Information File (CIF) applications
have been developed within the NCNR, pdCIFplot, CIFEDIT and GSAS2CIF.
CIF software web page. These programs run in Windows, Unix & Mac OS X.
4. Database Software
can be used to search the ICDD-JCPDS database from UNIX, Windows and Mac
OS X. It is now incorporated in
Within the NCNR we have access to all major materials-oriented
(FIZ/NIST Inorganic Crystal Structure database,
Cambridge Crystal Structure Database, NIST Crystal Data database,
ICDD-JCPDS powder diffraction database, and the
Toth Metals & Alloys database). See the
NCNR Internal Crystallography Resources web page for more information
(accessible only inside NIST web space).
Neither the author nor the U.S. Government makes any warranty, expressed
or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility for the use of this
information or the software described here. Brand names cited here are
used for identification purposes and do not consitute an endorsement by
Last modified 28-March-2007 by website owner: NCNR (attn: Craig Brown)