Links to Other Microbeam Related Societies

GN-MEBA: Groupement National de Microscopie Electronique à Balayage et de Microanalyses (France)

SCANDEM :Scandinavian Society for Electron Microscopy (Scandinavia)

EMAG: Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (Great Britain)

RMS: Royal Microscopical Society (Great Britain)

RMS: Cryo Microscopy Group (Great Britain)

UK Surface Analysis Forum Surface Science Site (Great Britain)

NVvM: Dutch Society for Microscopy (The Netherlands)

BVM-SBM: Belgian Society for Microscopy (Belgium)

SDEM: Slovenian Society for Electron Microscopy (Slovenia)

CMS: Croatian Microscopy Society (Croatia)

CSMS: Czechoslovak Society for Electron Microscopy (Czech Republic / Slovak Republic)

Sfµ: Société Française des Microscopies (France)

DGE: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie e.V. (Germany)

EDO: Arbeitskreis für Elektronenoptische Direktabbildung und Analyse von Oberflächen (Germany)

ASEM / ÖGEM: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Elektronenmikroskopie (Austria)

MSI: Microscopical Society of Ireland (Ireland)

ISM: Israel Society for Microscopy (Israel)

SISM: Societá Italiana di Scienze Microscopiche (Italy)

SPMicros: Sociedade Portuguesa de Microscopia (Portugal)

SEME: Spanish Society for Electron Micrsocopy (Spain)

SSOME-SSMOE: Swiss Society for Optics and Microscopy (Switzerland)

MSA: Microscopy Society of America (United States)

MAS-USA: Microbeam Analysis Society (United States)

IFSM: International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy

EMS: European Society for Microscopy

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) Home Page

International SIMS Society


 Monte Carlo simulation software

  1. PENELOPE
    PENetration and Energy LOss of Positrons and Electrons (…and photons)
    It is a general-purpose Monte Carlo subroutine package for the simulation of coupled electron-photon transport in arbitrary geometries.
    Distributed by the OECD-NEA Data Bank (Paris)
    Link: http://www.oecd-nea.org/tools/abstract/detail/nea-1525

  2. David Joy's LMS-MC
    A free software package for Monte Carlo simulation of electron trajectories in solids
    Author: David Joy
    References: D.C. Joy, Monte Carlo Modeling for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis, Oxford University Press, (ISBN: 0195088743), 1995.
    Link: http://web.utk.edu/~srcutk/htm/simulati.htm

  3. Win X-ray
    A free software package for Monte Carlo simulation of electron trajectories in solids  
    Authors: Hendrix Demers, Paula Horny, Raynald Gauvin and Eric Lifshin
    Link: http://montecarlomodeling.mcgill.ca/software/winxray/winxray.html

  4. Casino
    A free software package for Monte Carlo simulation of electron trajectories in solids  
    Authors: Dominique Drouin, Alexandre Real Couture, Raynald Gauvin, Pierre Hovington, Paula Homy and Hendrix Demers
    References:
    1. P. Hovington, D. Drouin and R. Gauvin, "CASINO: A New Monte Carlo Code in C Language for Electron Beam Interaction - Part I: Description of the Program", Scanning, 19 (1997), 1-14.
    2. D. Drouin, P. Hovington and R. Gauvin, "CASINO: A New Monte Carlo Code in C Language for Electron Beam Interaction - Part II: Tabulated Values of the Mott Cross Section", Scanning, 19 (1997), 20-28.
    3. D. Drouin, P. Hovington, R. Gauvin, D.C. Joy and N. Evans, "CASINO: A New Monte Carlo Code in C Language for Electron Beam Interaction - Part III: Stopping Power at Low Energies", Scanning, 19 (1997) 29-35.
    4. D. Drouin, A.R.Couture, D. Joly, X. Tastet, V. Aimez and R. Gauvin, "CASINO V2.42 - A Fast and Easy-to-use Modeling Tool for Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Users", Scanning, 29 (2007), 92-101.
    Link: http://www.gel.usherbrooke.ca/casino/What.html

  5. SRIM/TRIM
    A free software package for Monte Carlo simulation of ion trajectories in solids
    Author: James Ziegler References: J.F. Ziegler, J.P. Biersack, and M.D. Ziegler, SRIM The Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter, Lulu Press, 2008.
    Link: http://www.srim.org/

  6. Hurricane
    SAMx has decided to provide the Monte Carlo program Hurricane to the community at no cost.
    The Hurricane software package is designed to simulate electron trajectories in a material based on the Monte Carlo method. Among many capabilities, Hurricane has some special features:
    - Individual treatment of elastic and inelastic interaction without any approximation
    - Support several components in the matrix
    - Support of all geometrical shapes in the simulated sample: - Bulk sample - Thin films on a substrate - Several components with a vertical interface - Sample composed of particles in a matrix - Rough samples
    - Storage of all computed parameters, including the emerging intensity.
    Please find the download links to the program (zip) and the installation note at the address below.
    If needed there is a technical support as well.
    Link: http://www.samx.com/


 Other Sites With Useful Links 

University of Oregon. Links to EPMA and SEM facilities worldwide.

Microscopy and Microanalysis software library.

There are a whole host of useful periodic table websites. Here are a few selections:-
    Generate your own custom periodic table. Includes lots of formatting options and the ability to import custom data.
    This table includes link-outs to X-ray cross-sections, edge energies, edge jumps and fluorescent yields.
    A colouful table with link-outs to electron binding energies and K and L emmission lines.
    A comprehensive list of links to lots of periodic tables.
    An intriguing version of the periodic table plotted with respect to ion states. Requires Chimes plugin to use interactive features.
    Lots of options for plotting the table in different formats (e.g. Stowe, Benfey etc...), and for plotting graphs of user selected parameters (Note: The plotting options weren't working when I last checked).
    Link-outs to lots of physical properties, including electron structures.
   


Useful Stuff

Here are a couple of MS Excel spreadsheets that you might find useful for plotting data:-
    The first, ternplot, allows you to plot three components A, B, C, against each other on a ternary diagram.
    The second, tetplot, accepts four components A, B, C, D, and generates a stereo pair of your data in a tetrahedral axis frame.

If you have any programs you think might be useful and wish to share with your EMAS colleagues let us know.