The Dr. Probe graphical user interface (GUI) provides easy access to basic STEM image simulations with direct display of results. Calculations are accelerated by using many CPU threads and your NVIDIA GPU in parallel. The software runs on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
The user interface is build in dialog form with input controls for parameter setup and managing data. Results of simulations are shown in additional data display windows.
The display are for two types of data:
images, diffraction patterns, and other data maps
atomic structure models
Image displays render image intensity distributions, diffraction patterns or other data maps as bitmaps.
General data information is presented in the status bar at the bottom. The three numbers represent (from left to right) the horizontal size of the data in nanometers, the minimum data value and the maximum data value. Values from individual data points can be seen by a tool tip when moving the mouse pointer over the image area.
Choose the way how intensities are mapped to colors from the Options dialog. The data pre-processing includes options to clip the data range translated to a color scheme or display them modulo a certain value. The color settings provide a set of color schemes (palettes) to choose from. Sliders allow you adjust contrast, gamma, and brightness of the color mapping.
Structure displays render projected structure models as bitmaps.
General data information is presented in the status bar at the lower window border. The three numbers represent (from left to right) the horizontal size of the model in nanometers, the number of atom types (species) and the total number of atomic sites in the shown model. Moving the mouse over the display area will provide local structure information by a tool tip. The data refers to the composition of atoms below the pointer.
Change the appearance of the structure model by using the display options for:
– the background color
– the border width and color used for drawing atoms
– the color scheme used to distinguish different atom types
– the transparency of the filling to let atoms shine through from underneath
– individual colors used for a present atom type