A special version has been set up to examine various forms of disordered carbon on-line, apropo work here on presolar carbon. Can YOU tell which unknown contains faceted nanocones?
The simulator (as well as our now-ancient on-line focus and astigmatism simulator linked below) uses the strong phase/amplitude object algorithm discussed in this earlier webpage, and in this new draft paper** on its relevance to courses in Modern Physics.
A more tutorial paper requested by Microscopy Today, and a paper on use of such simulators to prototype interfaces to computer-controlled microscopes for digital-darkfield determination of 3D-lattice parameters/orientations (e.g. from polycrystal lattice-images taken at more than one tilt), are both under development. Arrangements for exploring procedurally-generated nanoworlds may not be too far behind!
* cf. P. Fraundorf, Stephen Wedekind, Taylor Savage and David Osborn (2016)
"Single-Slice Nanoworlds Online",
Microscopy and Microanalysis 22:S3, 1442-1443
** cf. P. Fraundorf (2016) "Piecewise-continuous nanoworlds online." UMSL Dept. of Physics & Astronomy/Center for Nanoscience, pdf hal-01364382.