Essential Pre-installed Software

Each participant will need to bring a laptop computer with wireless-internet capabilities.  Software needed for the hands-on workshop tutorials will be made available on this page approximately two weeks before the conference begins.  We strongly encourage you to install and test this software prior to arriving at the meeting.

JANA 2006 should be downloaded and installed from, which includes installation files and instructions specific to our workshop.

FULLPROF should normally be downloaded and installed from, where you can also find detailed descriptions and documentation.  But for the workshop, you should download the special updated version linked here.

TOPAS Academic (TA) version 5 is a commercial structure-refinement package, which can be purchased, downloaded, and installed from  Special hands-on tutorial exercises will be available for TA v5 users.  But these exercises will also be presented as demonstrations.

The Bilbao Crystallographic Server (BCS) site at consists of online resources which do not require download.  But you are encouraged to install the latest versions of VESTA ( and Jmol ( visualization programs.  For Jmol, install the latest version available at

ISODISTORT and ISOCIF are online resources at, which do not require download.  But you are strongly encouraged to install the latest version of the Java runtime enviroment ( in order to use the visualization features of ISODISTORT during the tutorial.  Take care during installation to avoid installing the “Ask Toolbar” which is bundled with Java by default.  To test your Java installation, visit and click the “OK” button, which should open an interactive java applet containing a distorted perovskite that can be manipulated with your mouse.

Downloadable Materials for Hands-on Tutorials

Bilbao Crystallographic Server tutorial files

FULLPROF tutorial files

JANA 2006 tutorial files

ISODISTORT/TOPAS tutorial files

Downloadable Lecture Presentations

These will be available after the workshop via links on the Program page.

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