BALSAC General Information
Thanks for your interest in BALSAC (NOT the poet!). Below you find some
general descriptions on the software.
The program system BALSAC (Build and Analyze Lattices, Surfaces, And
Clusters, (C) Copyright K. Hermann 1991-2022) allows the construction,
visualization, and interactive analysis of general crystal lattices including
single crystal surfaces (Lattice sessions) and of finite clusters and
molecules (Cluster sessions). Numerical information and graphics can be
stored on external data files using a variety of different formats including
color PostScript to obtain high quality print output using PostScript
printers and typesetting devices.
BALSAC versions exist for Linux/Unix-based workstations and mainframes using
X.11 Windows for graphics output (IBM, HP, Silicon Graphics, SUN, and others)
and for MS Windows-based personal computers. For further details on
the Balsac software consult the Balsac home
page and the Balsac manuals (Unix version 2.16, MS Windows version 4.30).
The BALSAC program system ((C) Copyright K. Hermann 1991-2022) is copyright
protected and may be licenced from
Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH, Ms. E. Heller,
Please contact Ms. E. Heller for pricing information.
Amalienstr. 33, 80799 Munich
Tel.: [+49] 89 2909190
Fax.: [+49] 89 29091999
NOTE that as of February 1, 2002 Balsac is distributed
free of charge.
example pictures created with BALSAC.
batch application of BALSAC.
Here is output from a typical bulk lattice application of BALSAC.
Here is output from a typical surface application of BALSAC.
Here is output from a typical molecular application of BALSAC.