EUCALL's simex_platform version 0.3 released

SIMEX's simulated diffraction pattern from a biomolecule (2NIP) with surrounding water of 3A.

EUCALL's new open source simulation of photon science experiments tool simex_platform has released its latest version 0.3. The software integrates separate simulation modules for x-ray generation in FELs and synchrotron sources, beam transport from the source to the sample, interaction of the sample with  the intense x-ray beam, scattering into the detector, the detector response and even data analysis. 

It includes software developed at the different light sources and combines them into one a single tool with user interfaces. simex_platform supports simulations of coherent diffractive imaging, as well as of imaging and scattering experiments on laser excited or compressed matter.

The latest release features exhanced capabilities for serial crystallography simulation, inelastic x-ray scattering from plasmas and x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy. Tools for visualization and and quantitative diagnostics of diffraction data and wavefront data have been added, and simulations of 2D pixel detectors are now directly available in simex_platform.

simex_platform is publicly available for download at and now features enhanced  tutorials on single-particle imaging, Esther rad-hydro simulations and a demonstration of new diagnostics tools for wavefront and diffraction data.