PowDLL is a .NET dynamic link library used for the interconversion procedure between variable formats of Powder X-Ray files. The DLL is capable of handling the most common file formats (binary and ASCII). The library can be used as a reusable component with any .NET language or as a standalone utility.
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Bruker/Siemens RAW (versions 1,2,4), Bruker BRML, STOE RAW (plus multi-range files), Scintag RAW (plus multi-range files), Rigaku RAW, Shimadzu RAW, Philips RD, Philips SD, Scintag RD, Panalytical XRDML, INEL Binary, INEL ASCII, Scintag ARD, powderCIF, Sietronics CPI, Riet7 DAT, DBWS, GSAS (CW STD), Jade MDI, Rigaku RIG, Philips UDF, UXD, XDA, XDD, CCDC Mercury XYE, XPOWDER PLV (old and new format), UDF (NEX) and ASCII XY Files.
Bruker/Siemens RAW (versions 1,2), Philips RD, Scintag ARD, Sietronics CPI, Riet7 DAT, DBWS, GSAS (CW STD), Jade MDI, Rigaku RIG, Philips UDF, UXD, XDA, XDD, Panalytical XRDML, ASCII XY Files, MS-Excel Multiple XY, Xpowder PLV files.
Please cite if you find PowDLL useful:
PowDLL, a reusable .NET component for interconverting powder diffraction data: Recent developments, N. Kourkoumelis, ICDD Annual Spring Meetings (ed. Lisa O'Neill), Powder Diffraction, 28 (2013) 137-48.
During the development many people have helped in numerous ways. I would like to especially thank :
Robert Papoular, Stephen Hillier, Nicola Döbelin, Martin Fisch, Jean-Marc Le Meins, Edwin Zeelmaekers, Nilesh Kulkarni, Holger Putz (Crystal Impact), Michael Boruta (ACD/Labs), J.D.Martin (XPowder), Patrick McArdle (Oscail)
PowDLL can keep various settings related to your preferences, from WL and window position to the where the user typically keeps the XRD data. However, due to Windows security reasons these settings can only be saved if PowDLL runs in "Administrative mode". Right-click, "Run as administrator". Once you do that, keep running PowDLL as usual.
PowDLL is (sometimes) incompatible with the latest (ver. 4) RAW format from Bruker. A possible workaround might be:
1) Use Bruker's "File exchange" and convert ver.4 to ver.3 RAW
2) Use PowDLL with these v3 RAW files
Tip from: Michael McNevin @ Merck Research Laboratories
References to PowDLL (please contribute to this list...)
 R. Behrens, J. Bouchez, J.A. Schuessler, S. Dultz, T. Hewawasam, F. von Blanckenburg, Mineralogical transformations set slow weathering rates in low-porosity metamorphic bedrock on mountain slopes in a tropical climate, Chemical Geology, 411 (2015) 283-298
 J.B. Nanubolu, B. Sridhar, K. Ravikumar, Polymorphism in R-tamsulosin (an alpha
blocker): the unexpected manifestation of a sulfonamide...o-diethoxybenzene heterosynthon, Journal of Molecular
Structure (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2014.03.045
 Adsorption of N/S heterocycles in the flexible metal-organic framework MIL-53(FeIII)
studied by in situ energy dispersive X-ray diffraction. Van de Voorde B, Munn AS, Guillou N, Millange F, De Vos DE, Walton RI.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013) 8606-8615 http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cp44349c
 Borehole geology and hydrothermal mineralisation of well OW-35, Olkaria east geothermal field, central Kenya rift valley. Michael Mwania, Samuel Munyiri and Emily Okech.
GEOTHERMAL TRAINING PROGRAMME, Iceland (2013) http://www.os.is/gogn/unu-gtp-report/UNU-GTP-2013-01.pdf
 Dilatometry of powder compacts — Characterizing amorphous-crystalline transformations George D. Wang, Jerry Y.Y. Heng, Daryl R. Williams.
Powder Technology, 236 (2013) 12-16 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2012.06.040
 Photoinduced Perturbations of the Magnetic Superexchange in Core-Shell Prussian Blue Analogues. Elisabeth S. Knowles, Matthieu F. Dumont, Marcus K. Peprah, Mark W. Meisel, Carissa H. Li, Matthew J. Andrus, Daniel R. Talham.
Polyhedron, 66 (2013) 153-156. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2013.03.019
 Synthesis, Structure, and Crystallization Study of a Layered Lithium Thiophene-Dicarboxylate. Racha El Osta, Michel Frigoli, Jérôme Marrot, Manuela E. Medina, Richard I. Walton, and Franck Millange
Crystal Growth & Design 12 (3) (2012) 1531-1537 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cg201587u
 Geochemical Database of Feed Coal and Coal Combustion Products (CCPs) from Five
Power Plants in the United States, U.S. Department of the Interior / U.S. Geological Survey (2011) http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/635/contents/Pamphlet.pdf
 Uptake of Liquid Alcohols by the Flexible FeIII Metal–Organic Framework MIL-53 Observed by Time-Resolved In Situ X-ray Diffraction, R.I. Walton, A.S. Munn, N. Guillou, F. Millange.
Chemistry – A European Journal, 17 (2011) 7069-7079 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201003634/pdf
 DiffractWD: an open-source program for powder pattern comparison and visualization. V. Vreshch.
Journal of Applied Crystallography, 44 (2011) 219-220 http://scripts.iucr.org/cgi-bin/paper?S0021889810044614
 A time-resolved diffraction study of a window of stability in the synthesis of a copper carboxylate metal-organic framework. F. Millange, R. El Osta, M.E. Medina, R.I. Walton.
CrystEngComm, 13 (2011) 103-108 http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C0CE00530D
 Selective Sorption of Organic Molecules by the Flexible Porous Hybrid Metal-Organic Framework MIL-53(Fe) Controlled by Various Host-Guest Interactions. Franck Millange, Nathalie Guillou, Manuela E. Medina, Gerard Ferey, Abel Carlin-Sinclair, Kathryn M. Golden, and Richard I. Walton.
Chemistry of Materials 2010 22 (14), 4237-4245 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/cm1008587
 F. Millange, M.I. Medina, N. Guillou, G. Ferey, K.M. Golden, R.I. Walton, Time-Resolved In Situ Diffraction Study of the Solvothermal Crystallization of Some Prototypical Metal–Organic Frameworks.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 49 (2010) 763-766 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.200905627/pdf
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