What it is and does
Endeavour is designed for the solution of crystal structures from powder
diffraction data. Its innovative concept implies a combined global optimization
of the difference between the calculated and measured diffraction pattern and of
the potential energy of the system. Endeavour closes the remaining gap in
the process of structure solution from powder diffraction data.
Since Endeavour is based upon the experienced
Diamond visualization technology, the user
can watch the crystal structure evolving from a completely random arrangement
of atoms to the final model during the solution process.
Visit our Highlights pages to learn about Endeavour's method for
structure solution and its implementation:
Details about the scientific background of Endeavour have been published
in Journal of Applied Crystallography: H. Putz, J.C. Schoen, M. Jansen,
Combined Method for "Ab Initio" Structure Solution from Powder Diffraction Data,
J. Appl. Cryst. (1999), 32, 864-870.
An Endeavour trial version (current version number is 1.2) is available
free-of-charge and can be downloaded via the
Demo link on the top.