RED Data Collection Program

The software package contains two computer programs: RED data collection and RED data processing. The RED data collection program controls the transmission electron microscope and the camera. Electron beam tilts at a fine step (0.05-0.20 degrees) are combined with goniometer tilts at a coarse step (2.0-3.0 degrees) around a common tilt axis, which allows a fine relative tilt to be achieved between the electron beam and the crystal in a large tilt range. An electron diffraction (ED) frame is collected at each combination of beam tilt and goniometer tilt.


RED Data Processing Program

The RED data processing program processes three-dimensional ED data generated by the RED data collection program or by other approaches. It includes shift correction of the ED frames, peak hunting for diffraction spots in individual ED frames and identification of these diffraction spots as reflections in three dimensions. Unit-cell parameters are determined from the positions of reflections in three-dimensional reciprocal space. All reflections are indexed, and finally a list with hkl indices and intensities is output. The data processing program also includes a visualizer to view and analyse three-dimensional reciprocal lattices reconstructed from the ED frames.


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RED Software

REDp Tutorial Dataset



As of 1 Jan 2018, RED software package is free for non-commercial use. Please cite the following article if you have used RED software in your research:

Zhang, D.; Oleynikov, P.; Hovmoller, S.; Zou, X., Z. Kristallogr. Cryst. Mater. 2010, 225, 94-102

Wan, W.; Sun, J.; Su, J.; Hovmöller, S.; Zou, X., Appl. Crystallogr. 2013, 46, 18631873