RADDOSE-3D is a software program that allows the macroscopic modelling of an X-ray diffraction experiment for the purpose of better predicting radiation-damage progression. A spatially and temporally resolved distribution of dose is calculated and output by the program. Below is an example output using RADDOSE-3D.

This is dose map for a particular input configuration described in the paper on RADDOSE-3D. Isosurfaces are shown at 0.05 and 5 MGy, and a slice map is shown in the plane perpendicular to the rotation axis and along the beam axis. The crystal has been rotated about the y axis, with the beam starting down the z axis and ending along the x axis, as labelled in the figure. Visualization produced using Paraview.
RADDOSE-3D is completely free and open source. You can visit the website,, and create a job which will run on a remote server. You can get the results via a link given on the website or have it emailed to you. Alternatively you can download the latest release of the program here or even have a look at the source code.








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