We use a variety of commercial and open source software for our research. Below is a list of software that is useful for a variety of tasks.

Rietveld Analysis


Open Source

Notes: Full-profile fitting of powder x-ray diffraction data. Calculates instrument weight function using a fundamental parameters approach.

Crystal Structure Rendering


Open Source

Notes: Render crystal structures as atomistic models and also whole (facteted) nanoparticles. Calculate powder x-ray diffraction profiles, with other functions.

Curve Fitting


Open Source

Notes: Plotting and peak fitting of various types of data.

3D Design

form.Z pro

Commercial (free renewable 1 year academic licenses available to active students and faculty)

Notes: 3D design application for creating models for 3D printing. Also use to make images for publications (e.g., 3D concept figures).