Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of GSASIntro


Ignore:
Timestamp:
Feb 26, 2011 8:38:22 PM (10 years ago)
Author:
toby
Comment:

--

Legend:

Unmodified
Added
Removed
Modified
  • GSASIntro

    v1 v1  
     1== Information about GSAS ==
     2[[Image(http://www.gsas.org/gsas-logo.png, align=right, alt="Greater Seattle Aquarium Society Logo (www.gsas.org)")]]
     3
     4GSAS (General Structure Analysis System) is a comprehensive system for the refinement of structural models to both x-ray and neutron diffraction data. The GSAS package can be used with both single-crystal and powder diffraction data (Rietveld analysis), even both simultaneously. Neutron data can be either from single-wavelength instruments, or for those a bit more masochistic, time-of-flight instrumentation. Up to 99 different sets of data can be modeled using mixtures of up to 9 different phases.
     5
     6GSAS has been created by Allen C. Larson and Robert B. Von Dreele of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Executable versions of GSAS are distributed more-or-less freely (see the friendly message from the Regents of the University of California, below), but the source code is not distributed.
     7
     8EXPGUI is a graphical user interface that makes GSAS easier to learn and use, at least for most new users. GSAS and EXPGUI are distributed together from [. this site].
     9
     10=== Useful links ===
     11 Installation instructions: [InstallWindows Windows], [wiki:InstallOSX Mac OS X], or [InstallLinux Linux] [[BR]]
     12 GSAS Manual: https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/gsas/all/GSAS%20Manual.pdf [[BR]]
     13 Web educational materials: http://www.aps.anl.gov/Xray_Science_Division/Powder_Diffraction_Crystallography/ [[BR]]
     14 EXPGUI documentation: https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/trunk/doc/expgui.html [[BR]]
     15
     16
     17=== GSAS manual ===
     18
     19      The GSAS manual is included with the distributions of the GSAS programs (see above) or can be downloaded [https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/gsas/all/GSAS%20Manual.pdf here] . It is a ~230 page PDF file (1.7Mb) that contains three sections: tutorials, mathematical basis & file structures. Every GSAS user should take the time to read the "mathematical basis" section (pages 125-179 in 1/19/01 version)! The manual can also be found on-line: http://www.ccp14.ac.uk/ccp/ccp14/ftp-mirror/gsas/public/gsas/manual/GSASManual.pdf The manual is what you should cite when publishing a structure refined with GSAS [and of course you will cite it: A.C. Larson and R.B. Von Dreele, "General Structure Analysis System (GSAS)", Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LAUR 86-748 (2000).]
     20
     21
     22
     23=== Citations ===
     24The folks that have written GSAS get very little credit for their massive efforts. By including a reference to GSAS in your papers, you can help see that the citation index will reflect the importance of their contribution.
     25 * A.C. Larson and R.B. Von Dreele, "General Structure Analysis System (GSAS)", Los Alamos National Laboratory Report LAUR 86-748 (2000). [https://subversion.xor.aps.anl.gov/EXPGUI/gsas/all/GSAS%20Manual.pdf link to GSAS Manual]
     26Much of the same is true for EXPGUI.
     27 * B. H. Toby, EXPGUI, a graphical user interface for GSAS, J. Appl. Cryst. 34, 210-213 (2001) [http://www.ncnr.nist.gov/xtal/software/EXPGUI_reprint.pdf link to PDF version of paper]
     28
     29----
     30GSAS is written by: Allen C. Larson and Robert B. Von Dreele MS-H805, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545. Problems, questions or kudos concerning GSAS should be sent to Robert B. Von Dreele at vondreele@anl.gov
     31
     32GSAS is Copyright, 1984-, The Regents of the University of California. The GSAS software was produced under a U.S. Government contract (W-7405-ENG-36) by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which is operated by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government is licensed to use, reproduce, and distribute this software. Permission is granted to the public to copy and use this software without charge, provided that this notice and any statement of authorship are reproduced on all copies. Neither the Government nor the University makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility for the use of this software.
     33
     34Neither any author nor the U.S. Government makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any liability or responsibility for the use of this information or the software described here.