The original CarbonXS program was only available for old versions of Windows as a command line program, must be configured through a text file system, and only outputs to text files. These limitations have prevented its widespread adoption in fields where structural characterization of carbons is essential in optimizing performance. After receiving the source code for the original CarbonXS program along with permission to continue development for modern platform, we have recently released CarbonXS GUI as a Python program which acts as a cross-platform graphical front-end to a recompiled version of CarbonXS that works on modern operating systems. Currently supported platforms include Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and Linux. A screenshot of the program after performing an optimization is shown in Figure 1. CarbonXS GUI improves upon the command line experience by giving the user a complete graphical user interface to control their fitting process. Additional features of CarbonXS GUI include the ability to export and import fitting parameters as JSON files, instant feedback with a visual plot of the fit and the experimental data, and a calculation mode that allows a user to tune their parameters without running an optimization. The current version of CarbonXS GUI (v1.2.1) and its documentation are available as free, open-source software at Ref 4 and 5 respectively. We will demonstrate the use of this updated program in the context of structural analysis for nanoscale non-PGM catalyst materials for fuel cells.
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