Instamatic is a Python program that is being developed with the aim to automate the collection of electron diffraction data. At the core is a Python library for transmission electron microscope experimental control with bindings for the JEOL microscope and interfaces to the gatan/timepix cameras. Routines have been implemented for collecting serial electron diffraction (serialED), continuous rotation electron diffraction (cRED), and stepwise rotation electron diffraction (RED) data.


Some of the methods implemented in Instamatic are described in:

TEMs supported: JEOL JEM-2100 (tested), JEOL JEM-1400/3100/3200 (any JEOL TEM with the TEMCOM library)

Cameras supported: ASI Timepix (including live-view GUI), Gatan cameras through DM plugin (no GUI)



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