A new version of a computer program for dynamical calculations of RHEED intensity oscillations

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We present a new version of the RHEED program which contains a graphical user interface enabling the use of the program in the graphical environment. The presented program also contains a graphical component which enables displaying program data at run-time through an easy-to-use graphical interface. Title of program: RHEEDGr Catalogue identifier: ADWV Program summary URL: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/ADWV Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland Catalogue identifier of previous version: ADUY Authors of the original program: A. Daniluk Does the new version supersede the original program: no Computer for which the new version is designed and others on which it has been tested: Pentium-based PC Operating systems or monitors under which the new version has been tested: Windows 9x, XP, NT Programming language used: Borland C++ Builder Memory required to execute with typical data: more than 1 MB Number of bits in a word: 64 bits Number of processors used: 1 Number of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 5797 Number of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 588 121 Distribution format: tar.gz Nature of physical problem: Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) is a very useful technique for studying growth and surface analysis of thin epitaxial structures prepared by the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The RHEED technique can reveal, almost instantaneously, changes either in the coverage of the sample surface by adsorbates or in the surface structure of a thin film. Method of solution: RHEED intensities are calculated within the framework of the general matrix formulation of Peng and Whelan [1] under the one-beam condition. Reasons for the new version: Responding to the user feedback we designed a graphical package that enables displaying program data at run-time through an easy-to-use graphical interface. Summary of revisions: In the present form the code is an object-oriented extension of previous version [2]. Fig. 1 shows the static structure of classes and their possible relationships (i.e. inheritance, association, aggregation and dependency) in the code.The code has been modified and optimized to compile under the C++ Builder integrated development environment (IDE).A graphical user interface (GUI) for the program has been created. The application is a standard multiple document interface (MDI) project from Builder's object repository. The MDI application spawns child window that reside within the client window; the main form contains child object.We have added an original graphical component [3] which has been tested successfully in the C++ Builder programming environment under Microsoft Windows platform. Fig. 2 shows internal structure of the component. This diagram is a graphic presentation of the static view which shows a collection of declarative model elements, such as classes, types, and their relationships. Each of the model elements shown in Fig. 2 is manifested by one header file Graph2D.h, and one code file Graph2D.cpp. Fig. 3 sets the stage by showing the package which supplies the C++ Builder elements used in the component. Installation instructions of the TGraph2D.bpk package can be found in the new distribution.The program has been constructed according to the systems development live cycle (SDLC) methodology [4]. Typical running time: The typical running time is machine and user-parameters dependent. Unusual features of the program: The program is distributed in the form of a main project RHEEDGr.bpr with associated files, and should be compiled using Borland C++ Builder compilers version 5 or later. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.




Daniluk, A., & Skrobas, K. (2006). A new version of a computer program for dynamical calculations of RHEED intensity oscillations. Computer Physics Communications, 174(1), 83–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2005.09.004

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