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The program system BALSAC (Build and Analyze Lattices, Surfaces, And Clusters, (C) Copyright K. Hermann 1991-6) allows the construction, visualization, and interactive analysis of general crystal lattices including single crystal surfaces (LATTICE sessions) and of finite clusters and molecules (CLUSTER sessions). Structural information can be stored on ASCII-type data files using a variety of different formats including gray scale and color PostScript to obtain high quality print output using PostScript printers and typesetting devices.

Current Version:   2.12

License Type:   Commercial (see

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

UNIX (only guaranteed to run on IBM RS/6000 AIX) including IBM RS6000, DEC, HP, SUN, SGI, Convex, Linux; DOS

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Unix version: 8MB RAM, 5MB disk space, color graphics adapter (256 colors) accessible from X11 windows, three button mouse pointer, high resolution color monitor (minimum 800 x 600 pixels)
Fortran77 compiler, ANSI C compiler, Xlib X11 library (revision 3 or higher), C include files: Xlib.h, Xutil.h, stdio.h, termios.h

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