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A python package for working with crystal orientations in transmission electron microscopy

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# pycotem

pycotem is a python package for working with crystal orientations in transmission electron microscopy. It provides 6 GUI tools to:

  • determine orientation from diffraction patterns: `diffraction`
  • determine orientation from Kikuchi patterns: `kikuchi`
  • work with stereographic projections: `stereoproj`
  • determine interface normal and direction from images: `interface`
  • determine orientation relationship and misorientation between two crystals: `misorientation`
  • display crystal projection on a plane and draw dichromatic patterns: `crystal`

## Getting Started

### Prerequisites

pycotem relies on `python3` with `numpy`, `pillow`, `matplotlib` and `pyqt5` (for GUI) packages.

### Installing and running

pycotem can be installed with pip: `pip3 install pycotem` Run `python3 -m pycotem.xxxx` for the different tools: `stereoproj`, `diffraction`, `kikuchi`,```misorientation```,```interface``` and `crystal`.

### Examples

Image files and setting parameters are provided in the `test` directory in the github repository for testing `diffraction`, `interface` and `kikuchi`.

## Documentation

Available [here](https://mompiou.github.io/pycotem)

## Contributing

Contributions, bug issues, requests and comments can be adressed directly or through pull-request on github.

## Authors

[F. Mompiou](https://github.com/mompiou), with idea from [RX Xie](https://github.com/XIEruixun) (Tsinghua Univ), J. Du (Tsinghua Univ.) and the contribution of G. Perret (Univ. Toulouse).

## License

This project is licensed under the GPL-3.0 License.

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