What's New:


Version 2.0 of Matvis released in August 30, 2002.

The new version offers a large number of new features:

- Over 100 structures have been included from over 50 different space groups. These can also be used as a template for defining compounds with the same structure but different elements.

- A material designer has been included. This allows you to create any structure you want, based on the coordinates of the atoms in the structure. Atoms can be added and removed from the structure, as well as bonds between atoms. Strutures can be saved to a file for future use.

- Several rendering options have been expanded, including coloring, transparency, lighting positions, etc.

- Crystallographic planes can now be shown on the lattices. Several planes have been pre-defined but any new plane can also be represented based on either the Miller indices or the coordinates of the corners of the plane. Planes can be represented with different transparency effects.

- The lattice cell and axis can be shown or hidden; the color and thickness of these can be changed at will.

- Mouse support has been included. You can now move, rotate, and change the structure by clicking with the mouse on the structure and moving the mouse.

- For each structure, atoms of each type can be hidden.

- Each atom type can be picked from a Periodic Table. Information about the atoms of a structure, other compounds with the same structure, the space group and Pearson's symbol for each structure has been included.


We believe these features will make MATVIS a valuable tool, particularly but not limited to educational purposes. Please contact us for more information.



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