KLine Software


KLine is a computer program for simulation, indexing and analysis of TEM Kikuchi diffraction patters. It has the same functionality as CSpot however limited to Kikuchi patterns.


Figure 1. KLine user interface


The program allows for manipulation of simulated diffraction patterns in real-time and in an interactive manner by changing and visualizing crystal orientation and adjusting simulation parameters (e.g., microscope operating conditions). It’s main feature is the ability to perform automatic indexing and determination of crystal lattice orientation usin Kikuchi patterns. The program contains build-in crystallographic calculators providing additional abilities in the analysis of diffraction patterns. The data produced by KLine can be saved in a form of bitmaps or reports (Word files).eRing is mainly dedicated to be a laboratory tool helping in the analysis and interpretation of data. It can be also used as a teaching aid.


The demo version of the software can be downloaded here


Figure 2. An example of TEM Kikuchi patterns (aluminum), experimental (a) and simulated (b) and their superposition (automatically indexed pattern) (c).


Indexing TEM Kikuchi diffraction patterns using CSpot & KLine