Materials and Nanoscience, Nebraska Center for (NCMN)


Date of this Version



Journal of Applied Crystallography (2020). 53, 848–853


Copyright 2020 International Union of Crystallography. Used by permission.


SVAT4 is a computer program for interactive visualization of three-dimensional crystal structures, including chemical bonds and magnetic moments. A wide range of functions, e.g. revealing atomic layers and polyhedral clusters, are available for further structural analysis. Atomic sizes, colors, appearance, view directions and view modes (orthographic or perspective views) are adjustable. Customized work for the visualization and analysis can be saved and then reloaded. SVAT4 provides a template to simplify the process of preparation of a new data file. SVAT4 can generate high-quality images for publication and animations for presentations. The usability of SVAT4 is broadened by a software suite for simulation and analysis of electron diffraction patterns.