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Icon DISCUS (DIffuse SCattering and defect strUcture Simulation) is a program written to simulate crystal structures and to calculate the corresponding Fourier transform. The main scope of the program is to simulate defect structures and thus diffuse scattering. It can, however, be equally well used for the simulation of perfect structures, of non crystalline materials and can be used as a very efficient tool in the teaching of diffraction physics. DISCUS distribution also includes a 2D and 3D data plotting program KUPLOT.

Current Version:   3.00

License Type:   Freeware (academic non commercial use)

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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

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The main part of DISCUS is written in standard Fortran 77 and some in C. It was successfully compiled on: UNIX (SUN, HP, SGI, DEC Alpha), VMS (VAX, DEC Alpha), LINUX (f2c,gcc), MS-DOS (LAHEY Fortran77), Fujitsu VPP300.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

X11R5, Fortran and C compilers.

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