The LaboTex software is the Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 (32 & 64 bits OS) tool for complex and detailed analysis of crystallographic textures. The program performs in user friendly form the different calculations and graphic analysis of Orientation Distribution Function (ODF), Pole Figures (PFs) and Inverse Pole Figures (IPFs).
LaboTex can be used to handle: crystallographic textures of materials such as metals and alloys, ceramics and composites, semiconductors and superconductors, polymers and rocks.
Name  Comment  

Management of data and results.  yes  Simple access to data and results. Collecting them for users, symmetries, projects, samples and jobs. 
ODF calculation (direct  ADC Method).  yes  The best ODF calculation method. 
Texture analysis of all types of sample symmetry.  yes  
Texture analysis for materials of all types of crystal lattice symmetry  yes  
The fiber texture analysis.  yes  
High resolution ODF option.  yes  
Calculation of fit error (RP).  yes  
Calculation of texture index.  yes  
Calculation of Anisotropy Factors.  yes  In Hexagonal, Tetragonal and Orthorhombic Systems. AF defined by Kearns 
ODF calculation report.  yes  Every available. 
Ghost correction.  yes  
Truncation errors of the series.  no  
ODF calculation using pole figures.  yes  Data from XRay or Neutrons measurements. 
Input data in nonLaboTex data format.  yes  LaboTex input data in 40 data formats. Details you can find http://labotex.com/format.htm 
The possibility accomodation of the Software to the Customer data format.  yes  Free of charge 
Correction of pole figure for background of pole figure.  yes  
Information when background values are greater than pole figure data values.  yes  LaboTex display percent of these data 
Choice of the correction method for background.  yes  When background data of pole figure is greater than pole figure data for some values LaboTex makes: a) negative values of pole figure after correction for background are set to zero. b) adds to all pole figure data absolute value of the lowest values of pole figure after correction for background (LaboTex makes all data positive); Default is option a). 
Correction for defoccusing using powder pole figures.  yes  Correction of powder pole figure for background is also available 
Correction for defoccusing from correction coefficients.  yes  Correction for defoccusing from Schulz equation. 
Input data in any grid.  no  Only for radial angle: 1., 1.2 ,2. ,1.25 ,1.5, 2. ,2.5 ,3. ,3.75 ,5. ,6. ,7.5 ,10. degrees and extra: 1.8 ,2.25 ,3.6 ,4.5 but with exceptions: trigonal and hexagonal crystal lattice symmetry. If azimuthal angle step is different from radial step azimuthal step is adjusted to radial step by linear interpolation. Azimuthal step has to be in the range 110 deg. 
Choice of the pole figures plot convention  yes  User can choose start plot pole figures from "N","E","S" or "W". User can also adjust description of pole figure axis (for example denotation 'RD') to new plot convention. ODF calculation are independent on the choice of plot convention. 
Adjust of the pole figures registration convention to LaboTex convention  yes  User can choose: counterclockwise; none rotate; +90 deg pole figure rotate; +180 deg pole figure rotate. User can set up default for the registration convention for each available format of the pole figures. ODF calculation are dependent on the choice of the registration convention (ODF may be shift). 
Maximal/minimal value of Miller indices H,K,L for input PF  9/9  
ODF calculation from incomplete pole figure(s).  yes  
Information about too small number of data to ODF calculation.  yes  During ODF calculation. 
Possibility of the ODF calculation for different parameters for the same sample.  yes  Up to 9 job for sample. 
Choice of the symmetrization of pole figures before ODF calculation.  yes  Viewing of symmetrized PF. 
Choice of the sample symmetry for ODF (ODF symmetrization).  yes  Available after ODF calculation. 
Number of the symmetrization possibilities.  8  None,triclinic to monoclinic,triclinic to orthorhombic,triclinic to axial, monoclinic to orthorhombic, monoclinic to axial, orthorhombic to axial, custom to axial 
Possibility of the rotation of pole figure(s) before ODF calculation.  yes  For all pole figures or separately in range 90 to 90 degrees. 
Possibility of the cut off the pole figure(s) in the center before ODF calculation.  yes  For all pole figures or separately. User choose angle ranges. 
Possibility of the cut off the pole figure(s) in the edge before ODF calculation.  yes  For all pole figures or separately. User choose angle ranges. 
Possibility of change parameters finishing calculation in ODF calculation.  yes  Number of iterations (170), RP and dRP finishing calculation (0.110%). 
Creation of complete pole figures.  yes  Complete pole figures (RPF) are created during ODF calculations. 
Creation of complete inverse pole figures.  yes  
ODF calculation from sets of individual orientations. (SOR)  yes  Data from EBSD, model calculation and other. 
Roe/Bunge notation of angles in SOR.  yes/yes  Notation chosen by user. 
Weights of orientations in SOR.  yes  
Choice of ODF grid (ODF from SOR).  yes  1x1, 1.2x1.2, 1.25x1.25, 1.5x1.5, 2x2, 2.5x2.5, 3x3, 3.75x3.75, 5x5, 6x6, 7.5x7.5, 10x10. 
Choice of sample symmetry (ODF from SOR).  no  Choice of sample symmetry after ODF calculation (ODF symmetrization). 
Modelling of ODF, pole figures and inverse pole figures.  yes  User can choose:

Choice of method of determination of volume fraction of texture components.  User can use 2 methods: Integration and/or Model Function.  yes 
Calculation of volume fraction of texture components by Integration Methods.  up to 10 components simultaneously.  yes 
Choice of integration ranges.  yes  For each Euler angle separately with the viewing. 
The possibility of the evaluation of parameters of component peak (Integration Methods).  yes  
The possibility of the choice of the components (Integration Methods).  yes  From files or from database. 
Possibility of the choice of the method of calculation of volume fraction in Integration Methods.  yes  3 methods. 
Display of orientation overlapping (Integration Methods).  yes  
Correction of overlapping (Integration Methods).  yes  Divide ODF among overlapping orientation. 
Report from calculation of volume fraction of texture components by Integration Methods.  yes  Ready to print or copy. 
Calculation of volume fraction of texture components by Model Function Methods.  yes  up to 10 components simultaneously. For each texture component user can choose as initial parameters for fitting calculation: volume fraction, FWHM for each Euler angle (phi1, phi2 and phi), distribution (Gauss or Lorentz). 
The possibility of the choice of the components (Model Function Methods).  yes  From files or from database. 
Possibility of the choice of the mode of work during calculation of volume fraction in Model Function Methods.  yes  Automatic and Manual ('Once' step). In manual mode LaboTex calculates relative error between experimental ODF and model ODF made by user. In automatic mode LaboTex fit model parameters (angles and volume fraction) to optimal values. 
Comparison of 'experimental' ODF with best fit model.  yes  LaboTex shows calculated and 'experimental' ODF in two modes: common area  in blue color, different area  in red color; 'experimental' ODF  in blue color, model ODF  red line. User can also save calculated ODF as a new job (Option: "Save and Show") and next he can continuing ODF comparison in LaboTex 'Compare Mode' 
Report from calculation of volume fraction of texture components by Model Function Method.  yes  Report is available when you save fitted model. It is ready to print, copy or view. 
Components (orientations) database.  yes  100 position for each crystal system. Orientation introduced to database is also denotation of component. In texture analysis LaboTex shows all sym. equivalent positions (orientations) for orientation from database. 
Introduce orientations (components) to database in Miller indices ({HKL}< UVW>).  yes  Equivalent Euler angles for {HKL}< UVW> depend on cell parameters when crystal symmetrie is lower than cubic. When user introduce orientation (component) in Miller indices LaboTex automatic calculates Euler angles on the base of cell parameters. Hence for samples with different cell parameters LaboTex shows the same orientation in Miller indices on the different places in Euler space. 
Maximal/minimal value of Miller indices H,K,L,U,V,W for orientation {HKL}< UVW>  15/15  User can set up maximal value of Miller indices in conversion from Euler angles (in the range 5 to 15). 
Introduce orientations (texture components) to database in Euler angles.  yes  
Introduce fiber orientations (components) to database.  yes  
Display of orientation from database on the ODF and PF(s).  yes  The choice from combobox, Automatic mode, Next, Previous 
Display of symmetrically equivalent position on the ODF and PF(s).  yes  The choice from combobox or from listbox. 
Presentation of symmetrically equivalent position.  yes  In basic region for ODF and full Euler space for PF, in Miller indices and Euler angles. 
Online identification of the orientations (components).  yes  in Euler angles and Miller indices, ODF and pole figures (exclude IPF). In cursor position. 
Online identification of the {hkl} plane perpendicular to inverse pole figure direction.  yes  in Miller and MillerBravies indices (MillerBravies for Hexagonal and Trigonal C.S. Identification in cursor position. LaboTex displays simultenously inverse pole figure intensity. 
Help in finding of near orientations.  yes  Near orientation sort by: PF/ODF,Miller indices, distance. 
Compare orientation analysis. Important for educational purpose!  yes  LaboTex shows simultaneously orientation on: ODF and ODF (the same and different projection), ODF section and ODF,pole figure(s) and ODF, pole figure and ODF section. 
Shows ODF/PF values using mouse.  yes  For PF LaboTex shows sum PF values under poles of orientation and separately for in option SORT. 
Qualitative orientations analysis for PF/ODF.  yes/yes  Sorted orientations from database. 
Report from qualitative analysis.  yes  Only for ODF. Ready to print and copy. 
Creation of additional, complete pole figures (APF) from ODF.  yes  User input only HKL. Available after ODF calculation. 
Creation of additional, complete inverse pole figures from ODF.  yes  User input only XYZ. Available after ODF calculation. 
Export of ODF as ASCII files.  yes  
Export od Pole Figures as ASCII files.  yes  
Export of Inverse Pole Figures as ASCII files.  yes  
Choice of convention for hexagonal system.  yes  
2D and 3D pole figures presentation.  yes  
Choice of pole figures plot convention  yes  User can choose start plot pole figures from "N","E","S" or "W". User can also adjust description of pole figure axis (for example denotation 'RD') to new plot convention. ODF calculation are independent on the choice of plot convention. 
Adjust of pole figures registration convention to LaboTex convention  yes  User can choose:

Maximal number of pole figures/inverse pole figures on the window.  100  
Pole figures descriptions.  yes  HKL,sample name,directions (3 characters, edited by user), type of figure. (CPF,RPF,NPF,APF) 
Pole figures descriptions turn off.  yes  Separately for each description kind. 
Fill option in 2D/3D presentation.  yes/yes  4 mode in fill option: normal/black/white and continuous 
User defined sets of colors.  yes  15 sets 
Isoline mode  yes  3 mode. Automatic, manual, from user defined sets. 
The possibility of change parameter of pole figures presentation.  yes  Number of isoline (maximal 14), color, color set, value, fill. 
2D ODF presentation for Phi1, Phi and Phi2 projections  yes  
2D ODF presentation for section of projection.  yes  
Bunge definition of Euler angles.  yes  ODF presentation and export. 
3D ODF presentation.  yes  
yes  
The possibility changes of parameters of 3D ODF presentation.  yes  Rotate, distance, shift, color, axis(on,off,length),parallel/perspective projection, top/bottom contour, animation (cycle rotation). 
The possibility of the choice of isolines  yes  14 
Arrangements mode.  3  Automatic /optimal arrangements/, automatic /vertical close horizontal/ and custom 
Drawing basic region of PF/INV.  yes/yes  IPF in standard stereographic triangle (only for: cubic, hexagonal, trigonal and tetragonal systems) 
The possibility of the save of the set of isolines  yes  color,value and activity. 
Export 2D and 3D images as bitmap.  yes  BMP or TIF format 
Export 2D and 3D images by the clipboard.  yes  Bitmap. 
Possibility of the choice of the resolution of the exported image.  yes  
Online help  yes  
ODF section (cuts) defined by user  yes  User define two points in Euler Space LaboTex shows ODF intensity along section defined on the base these points. User can also choose initial points from orientations database (when click on the 'Start Point' or 'End Point' button database is available. Comparison up to 12 ODFs is possibile. User can save current parameters and/or samples. 
Skeleton lines  yes  User can create such diagrams as: alphafiber, betafiber, gamma fiber etc.. User can choose
skeleton lines on the base of Euler angle (Phi1, Phi or Phi2) and :

Misorientation histograms  yes  User defines start point in Euler Space from which LaboTex shows misorientation diagrams. Misorientations diagrams are calculated on the base of ODFs in range 0 to 80 deg from start point (start orientation). LaboTex shows intensity which is the releative intensity i.e.intensity relate to intensity of random sample (I=I(sample)/I(random sample)) for the same range of misorientation angle. User can make comparison up to 12 misorientations histograms. User can also change histogram step in range 1 to 10 degrees. User can save current parameters and/or samples. 
Optimalization of diagrams: ODF section, Skeleton lines, Misorientation histograms, PF section (arc, radial, radialfull)  yes 

ODFs  logical operations  yes 
For activate this option user should switch LaboTex to Compare Mode and next choose two ODFs
for
comparison: one in left window and second in right window (LaboTex Compare Mode). On the
base
these two ODFs (A  from left window and B from right window) LaboTex creates new ODF which
is:

Transformations of ODF  yes 
There are two kinds transformations:

Generation of single orientations  yes  LaboTex creates set of single orientations on the base of current ODF. User can choose number of single orientations from 10000 to 9999999. This option is important for user which modelling deformation (VCS users) etc.; User can also generate random set of single orientation using this option. SOR file creates by LaboTex user can input as a new sample and he can make ODF calculation. 
Pole figures sections (cuts)  yes 
User defines start and end points on the pole figure and Labotex shows intensity along this
section.
There are following cuts available:

Online view of alpha (radial angle), beta (azimuthal angle) and pole figure value in cursor position od mouse.  yes  LaboTex display this data in format: (alpha,beta) PF='value of PF' 
User defined grid for pole figures.  yes  User can define grid for alpha angle and/or grid for beta angle of PF. 
Manuals/Technical Reports.  yes 

Examples  yes 
Following examples are available:

Demo version  yes  Only old version 2.1.012 
Support  yes  Free email support/updates 24 months 
Protection  yes  HASP Key: to Parallel Port or USB 
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