CrysTBox - Crystallographic Tool Box

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Artificial intelligence and interactivity in your service

New technologies are game-changers in many fields, crystallography being no exception. CrysTBox is a suite of computer tools for automated analysis of TEM images (HRTEM and diffraction) and for crystallographic visualization. It is designed to give the power of modern technologies to the hands of crystallographers and material scientists and to boost their research.

And what do you need to accelerate your research?

To have more time for important things To get more accurate results Squeeze maximum out of my data To understand how things work To see the meaning in tons of data

It is interactive graphics which takes you from data to the meaning

Unlike human, CrysTBox takes into account tens of reflections at once

Easier cases in one click, hard ones still easier with assisted analysis

Image processing can reveal what stayed in the shadows

See, touch, play, understand...

For all - experts as well as non-crystallographers

Expert users will enjoy faster, more accurate and repeatable analysis than what can be achieved manually. Assisted analysis can help with most difficult images. Advanced features can also be helpful in performing non-trivial experimental techniques.

Thanks to its automation and inter­­­­activity, CrysTBox builds bridges between fields. Even as a non-crystallographer, you can achieve accurate results and see what they mean in the material. Therefore, CrysTBox is ideal for interdisciplinary projects and education.

New website is here!

2022-11-22: Good news! Thanks to this new website, the information should be better arranged and accessible. Until everything is ready, please be forgiving if you see "Under construction" instead of the desired content. Thank you.

Good company to join

Scientists from more than 90 countries use CrysTBox to characterize most fascinating materials:

Latest citation

Ouafek, Naouel et al. “Antibacterial activity of intermetallic NixMgy and NiO–MgO phases in nickel-magnesium oxide nanocomposites.” Radiation Physics and Chemistry (2022).

Six tools ready to tackle your research challenges in 21st century manner

diffractGUI

Automated analysis of SAED, HRTEM, CBED etc.

Quick start video

Step-by-step guide

ringGUI

Automated ring diffraction analysis.

Quick start video

Step-by-step guide

cellViewer

Interactive crystallographic visualization.

Quick start video

ifaceViewer

Interactive interface visualization.

Quick start video

Step-by-step guide

gpaGUI

Interactive of Geometric phase analysis.

Quick start video

Step-by-step guide

twoBeamGUI

Automated TEM sample thickness measurement.

Quick start video

Step-by-step guide

Interested? Let's Apply, download and play!

If you want to download CrysTBox, please fill in this application form. CrysTBox is free for educational and scientific use.

Due to our MATLAB license, the suite must not be used for commercial purposes or by commercial subjects. For more see CrysTBox license.

The installers are built for Windows. Installation should be quite straight-forward. Still, the whole procedure is described in in this installation guide together with some tips for potential troubleshooting.

 

Due to the use of MATLAB Compiler Runtime, approximate hardware requirements are: 1GB RAM, 2GB of a disk space, 1GB graphic memory is recommended.

CrysTBoxer already? Here you can get some support

Frequently asked questions answer how to get new materials or integrate CrysTBox in DigitalMicrograph etc.

Quick-start videos illustrate what can be done with individual tools.

Step-by-step guides summarize the analytical procedure for all four analytical tools.

However ancient it is, this long video provides a commented guide to diffractGUI, ringGUI and cellViewer.

There are several publications about CrysTBox which can be refered to and cited:

 

M. Klinger. More features, more tools, more CrysTBox. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 50(4), 2017. (PDF)

doi:10.1107/S1600576717006793

 

Here you can find all papers.

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank all CrysTBox users and many people who contributed CrysTBox development.

Contact

In case of any questions, offers or comments, feel free to contact me: Miloslav Klinger

Recent citations and News

CrysTBox has got new website. Migration to new structure can take a while, but the information should be better arranged and accessible.

Viana, Emilson R et al. “Enhanced electronic transport properties of Te roll-like nanostructures.Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (2022).

CrysTBox has spread to more than 90 countries.

Salvato, Daniele et al. “Transmission Electron Microscopy Study of a High Burnup U-10Zr Metallic Fuel.” Journal of Nuclear Materials (2022).