Quasicrystal Reflection Generator

    JCrystalSoft, 2018

Version 1.3.0 (10/01/2018)  

QuaRef  is a stand-alone software for Windows. It creates lists of reflections for dihedral (octagonal, decagonal, dodecagonal) and icosahedral quasicrystals. It displays the 0th. layer as a static image and the the whole set of reflections in an interactive 3D viewer. The reflections can be rotated by dragging the mouse over the display area. For the simulation the user can choose between lattice matrices as used by Dr. Akiji Yamamoto or Prof. Walter Steurer.

QuaRef observes the extinction rules for the chosen space groups. The encoded extinction rules are based on the paper by Rabson, Mermin, Rokshar, Wright, 1991.


Main Features

  • Creation of reflection list with indices, theta, d, qe, qi, xyz 
  • Yamamoto & Steurer matrices
  • Observes extinction rules
  • Reciprocal space viewer
  • Graphics: display of indices; different color codes
  • Direct printing of graphics
  • Export of Bitmap images (BMP)
  • Export of Windows Metafiles (WMF)
  • Export reflection lists as ASCII files
  • Export reflection lists as Tab-delimited data
  • Tiling Generator with Fourier Transform


Download Full Version

Click at the link below to download the self-extracting installation file. Select "Open" to run the setup program immediately or select "save" to save the file to your computer.  

Click here to download QuaRef (2.76 MB, Version 1.3.0, 10/01/2018)
Press "Save" or "Run" from the next dialog window



  • A.Yamamoto: Acta Cryst., A52, (1996), 509-560
  • W. Steurer: Zeitschrift f.Krist., 190, (1990), 179-234
  • Rabson, Mermin, Rokshar, Wright: Rev.Mod.Phys.,Vol.63, No.3, July 1991

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JCrystalSoft, 2018