Live3D Models at UM-StL
To the left find links to a number of
models for nanoworld exploration, put together with Mathematica
and a version of Martin Kraus' Live3D applet adapted for
this work. The models are used for a
variety of educational and research purposes, but are collected
here simply for fun. They are optimized for work with a screen
around 1024 pixels across, and a fairly modern and fast
computer. You'll find links to related Jmol models
designed to compare with experimental nano-microscopy data as well.
In all cases, images on these pages are intended to serve
as quantitative data for analysis.
Note: The mouse allows you to
re-orient and or spin the specimen, while the [Shift] key plus
vertical mouse motion allows zooming in on the model for a
(sometimes MUCH) closer look.
The [Home] key returns you to the original
let you estimate goniometer angles, field-width, and/or other
rotation-center may be moved along scope cartesian (xyz) axes by
tapping the [x][X][y][Y][z][Z] keys (hint: rotate between taps). For more
notes on operation, click "instructions" on the menu at
Credits etc: The frames host for
this page is
Suggestions toward improvement, and correction, are invited e.g. with
nano3D in the subject header to
Although there are many contributors, the person responsible for
Acknowledgements are due particularly to
Martin Kraus for his robust Live3D
applet and for his help adapting it to this application.
The "discspecimen" background was prepared with help from
the free panorama tools of
Suggestion of other model backgrounds are invited.
The galactic panorama used for "atoms picnic in the wild"
is copyright Axel Mellinger, and is adapted here and for
simulation with permission, from his
This site is hosted by the Department of
Physics and Astronomy (and Center for Molecular Electronics) at UM-StLouis.