Software

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The software packages currently developed at IC are:

  • Sir: a widely used package for the solution and refinement of small single-crystal structures using either X-ray or electron diffraction data. It is also included in IL MILIONE.
  • IL MILIONE: a suite of computer programs devoted to protein crystal structure determination by X-ray crystallography. The package currently contains the program Sir2008 for the solution and refinement of small structures. Sir2011 will be included in a short time.
  • EXPO2014: an integrated package for the indexation of a powder diffraction pattern, the extraction of integrated intensities, the space group determination, the crystal structure solution via Direct Methods and/or by a direct-space approach, and the structure refinement by the Rietveld technique.
  • QualX2: a computer program for phase identification using powder diffraction data.
  • Quanto: a Rietveld program for quantitative phase analysis of polycrystalline mixtures from powder diffraction data.
  • CAOS: the Crystal Analysis Operating System.
  • SunBIM: a suite of programs for the supra- and sub-molecular X-ray imaging of nano and bio materials with SAXS, WAXS, GISAXS and GIWAXS techniques

The software is free for academic and non-profit research institutions, while it requires the payment of a license fee to commercial users.

To download the software packages, academic and no-profit users must first register to the web site, choosing the software packages of their interest and accepting all the terms and conditions of the on-line Academic License Agreement. After completing the registration, users will receive a confirmation e-mail and will be allowed to login to download the selected packages.

Registered users can also download freely the previous versions of our packages (such as Sir97, Sir2004, EXPO2004, EXPO2009 and QualX) from the Old Software section of the web site.

Commercial users must fill the Order Form and send it by email or fax to our office, together with a signed copy of the Commercial License Agreement.

The license covers the use of all the requested programs under all the supported operating systems for an unlimited time on an unlimited number of computers.