MStruct - software/library for MicroStructure analysis by powder diffraction

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MStruct is a free computer program for MicroStructure analysis from powder diffraction data.

MStruct software utilizes free GPL projects for Crystallography:

MStruct is based on them, extending them by routines for microstructure effects modelling.

As well as these mentioned projects the MStruct project would like to offer to interested public not only a standalone application for data analysis but also provide a free public library for futher developement.

MStruct software is available under the GPL licence. Please consider this is a scientific software and use it with patience. You can contact authors for support  (@Zdeněk).

More details

Recent MSTRUCT related papers

  1. Milan Dopita et al. (TU Freiberg), Temperature evolution of microstructure of turbostratic high melting coal-tar synthetic pitch studied using wide-angle X-ray scattering method, Carbon 81 (2015), p. 272-283. doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.09.058.
    Short description: Model for x-ray scattering from tubbostratic Carbon black nanoparticles - currently implemented in MSTRUCT as tubostraticCarbonWB.
  2. Tereza Brunátová et al. (Charles Univ., Prague), Thermal stability of titanate nanorods and titania nanowires formed from titanate nanotubes by heating, Mater.Characterization 98 (2014), p. 26-36. doi: 10.1016/j.matchar.2014.10.008.
    Short description: Model for peak broadending from rod/plates like crystallites with elliptical basis - implemented in MSTRUCT as EllipRodsGamma.
  3. Zdeněk Matěj et al. (Charles Univ., Prague), Refining bimodal microstructure of materials with MSTRUCT, Powder Diffr. 29 S2 (2014), p. S35-S41. doi: 10.1017/S0885715614000852 (free access until Dec 2015).
    Short description: Comparison of two appraches of modelling bimodal microstructure in MSTRUCT - a tool implemented in MSTRUCT as DoubleCompReflProf.

Some references

  1. Z. Matěj, R. Kužel and L. Nichtová, XRD total pattern fitting applied to study of microstructure of TiO2 films, Powder Diffr. 25 S2 (2010), p. 125-131. doi: 10.1154/1.3392371
  2. Z. Matěj, A. Kadlecová, M. Janeček, L. Matějová, M. Dopita and R. Kužel, Refining bimodal microstructure of materials with MSTRUCT, Powder Diffr. 29 S2 (2014), p. S35-S41. doi: 10.1017/S0885715614000852

Contact to authors

MStruct software is developed at Charles University in Prague and in MAX IV Laboratory of Lund University.

Authors: Z. Matej, R. Kuzel.
x-ray group, School of Physics, Charles University in Prague
Scientific software, MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
version 0.1
Friday the 15th of June, 2018