CrystalDiffract can simulate and visualize diffraction patterns from any CrystalMaker binary file. You can manipulate patterns in real time, with extensive control over all aspects of the diffraction experiment - plus the ability to edit site occupancies and lattice parameters. CrystalDiffract lets you display multiple diffraction patterns (simulated and real) in the same window. You can also simulate multi-phase mixtures (with variable phase proportions), plus energy-dispersive and time-of-flight diffraction.
What is new in this release:
CrystalDiffract 6.5 features a new, brighter user interface, designed to match OS X 10.10 "Yosemite". The window design is lighter and features new colour toolbar icons for improved clarity. The Structures pane uses a new translucent look (requires "Yosemite" for the full impact), with larger icons and clearer text. The Reflexions List uses more vertical padding between rows, for greater legibility. The "Parameters" disclosure buttons have been redesigned to offer greater clarity and elegance; the blue bevel buttons have been replaced by lighter rollover buttons which blend into their control groups.
What is new in version 6.0.5:
- Background nodes are now created with a constant handle radius, irrespective of the number of nodes, to improve consistency.
- Nodes have a minimum x-value of zero (even if the observed dataset extends into negative values). This means that the first background node can always be accessed, without having to apply an x-offset.
- Nodes can be edited in Log mode. However, their "tangents" will appear a little strange, as they represent points in linear intensity space.
- CrystalDiffract 1 for Windows session files can now be read correctly.
- Fixed a rare issue with reflexion generation which could result in some missing reflexions for high-symmetry structures.
- Fixed a potential crash when trying to display the cursor outside the data range of an observed diffraction pattern.