This programm is designed for indexing a pattern after deconvolution by
EFLECH. There are some remarkable differences to other indexing programs:
As an example, the indexing of the triclinic K2Cr2O7 pattern is given.
The computing times are as follows (on my Pentium Pro 200):
- The output
*.par-file(s) of EFLECH contain statistic
information (full covariance matrice) of all peak parameters. INDEX uses
this information for individual weighting of peak position errors and
fault peak penalties.
- It does not use triplets/quartets of reflections. Unlike mostly
of older programs, it performs a full search over all possible
unit cells! In every case, the best solution according to random errors
of peak positions etc. will be given.
- one second for cubic
- some minutes for tetragonal and hexagonal
- about two hours for every of orthorhombic, monoclinic and triclinic