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. Enjoy!

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 point of view, and "javascript buttons" let you estimate goniometer angles, field-width, and/or other things. The 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 left.

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 errors is P. Fraundorf. 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 Helmut Dersch. 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 our fastrack simulation with permission, from his 300MB All-Sky Milky-Way. This site is hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy (and Center for Molecular Electronics) at UM-StLouis.