TOPAS-Academic - Tutorials
These tutorials were developed in 2005 for
using jedit with topas v3. They use the jedit menus which were in
place at the time. Since then menus have been significantly updated
so what you see on your screen may be slightly different. If you
want to get identical screenshots save the file linked here
to your C:\Documents and Settings\dch0jse\.jedit\xinsert directory.
There are also now "shortcut menus"
which guide you through the commonest types of refinement in the
"Topas_Durham" menus. These are usually the quickest and
most logical way of setting up input files. Typical walk-through
examples are available: e.g. a lab Rietveld
refinement of TiO2; a lab
The tutorials assume:
TA and jEdit
have been installed (see instructions)
and that you've set up jedit so that topas menus are available.
If you don't have the topas menus then make sure you've
run the jEdit macro INP-SETUP.BSH run from within jEdit using the
jEdit menu option "Macros/Run Other Macro".
You have downloaded the necessary data files
for the tutorials. The data files themselves can be downloaded by
extracting the .zip file linked here. Alternatively
you can download the .zip file ta_tutorials.zip
linked here (~3.5 Mb) and extract
the contents to any directory. It contains all the webpages about
topas academic, jedit and all the tutorial files. Open the folder
ta_tutorials and launch ta_tutorials.html.
You have a licensed
version of topas.
The tutorials describe using alt-tab to switch
between windows applications. Such keyboard shortcuts are often
quicker than using the mouse.
[The screen shots were created using jedit
menus developed in 2005. Some of the Durham menus have been updated
considerably since that time to make setting up files easier. To
get identical screenshots save the file linked here
to your C:\Documents and Settings\dch0jse\.jedit\xinsert directory.]
Here are the Tutorials
Rietveld refinement of Laboratory X-ray data of Rutile
refinement of Y2O3
fitting and Indexing of PbSO4
solution of PbSO4
/ refinement of CeO2
Counting Time data - Rietveld
Mode (ISODISPLACE) Refinements
The tutorials demonstate that editors
of the calibre of jEdit are a natural choice in the writing of INP
scripts. Remembering keywords or their placement in the TA data
structures are not necessary and the speed and ease of setting up
INP files are equal to the best of data input strategies. It is
however necessary to have an idea of what some of the keywords and
TA macros do. For example, the use of instrumental convolutions
such as Divergence, Slit_Width or whether or not the anode is Cu
or Co are user decisions. You should also search the TA Technical
Reference for finding out about keywords.