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X-Ray Microdiffraction at the Advanced Light Source

Beamline operation and software:

XMAS (X-ray Microdiffraction Analysis Software) is a Windows-based software developed at the Advanced Light Source to collect and analyze X-ray microdiffraction data. The compiled version below is primarily intended for users of beamline 7.3.3. and might not be suitable for a more general use. Please note that only the Analysis windows version is available here. XMAS currently supports the following CCD formats: MAR, Bruker SMART, Bruker APEX2 and Princeton.

Download the newest version of XMAS. (updated: June 1, 2006) What's changed?

Note: For the May 12, 2006 version to work properly, you will need to download the param.zip file and copy the dynamic link libraries (dlls) into your existing common parameters directory (usually named 'param').

Download the XMAS manual. (updated: October 4, 2005)

 The Beamline 7.3.3 user manual is available at the beamline.

Download GRA (updated: June 1, 2006). This is a small software written by Odile Robach (CEA, France) consisting of useful  utilities to help analyzing XMAS outputs. For feedback, you can contact Odile (orobach@cea.fr). Hope you like it!

Operating Schedules:

    - Beamline 7.3.3 long term schedule (previous cycle)

    - Beamline 7.3.3 long term schedule (current cycle)

Useful links:

Advanced Light Source

    - Ring Status

    - ALS User Guide

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Mincryst (Crystallographic database for Minerals)

Bilbao Crystallographic Server

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database

Webmineral (Mineralogy database)