Materials and Nanoscience, Nebraska Center for (NCMN)


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Published in Microscopy Today 14:5 (Sept 2006), pp. 32 & 34. Copyright (c) 2006 Microscopy Society of America; published by Cambridge University Press. Used by permission.


JECP stands for a java electron crystallography project that includes a series of practical java stand-alone programs for electron diffraction/microscopy and crystallography applications. The aim of the JECP project is twofold, i) as teaching tools to show students the principles of electron diffraction/microscopy and crystallography, ii) as research tools to analyze experimental results. Although there are commercial and public domain computer programs available that allow a user to simulate electron diffraction patterns or processing HREM images, there are always situations when we need to perform operations that are not a feature of any of the existing programs. The programs in the JECP can be modified and extended to meet the need in experiments.