One of the key parts of the crystal structure solution process from powder diffraction data is the determination of the lattice parameters from experimental data shortly called indexing. The successive dichotomy method is one of the most common ones for this process because it allows an exhaustive search. In this paper, we discuss several improvements for this indexing method that significantly reduces the search space and decrease the solution time. We also propose a combination of this method with other indexing methods: grid search and TREOR. The effectiveness and time-consumption of such algorithm were tested on several datasets, including orthorhombic, monoclinic, and triclinic examples. Finally, we discuss the impacts of the proposed improvements.
Funding source: Czech Technical University in Prague
Award Identifier / Grant number: SGS20/212/OHK3/3T/18
This work was supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University in Prague, grant No. SGS20/212/OHK3/3T/18.
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Research funding: This research was funded by Czech Technical University in Prague, grant No. SGS20/212/OHK3/3T/18
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