My experience with the Jmol 10 beta Applet is that
"spacefill" does not correctly render atom spheres
with a radius equal or greater than 2.00 Ångstrom (500
A number of 'atomic' radii are larger than this limit.
van der Waals' R for I (in I2) is 2.15 Å
Metallic R for K, Rb, and Cs are respectively 2.31,
2.43 and 2.64 Å
All the RasMol documentation (2.5, 2.6 and 2.7
Manuals) I have examined also state the 2.00 Å/500
limit - which is presumably why Jmol has inherited it.
However, experimenting wih recent RasMol and Chime
versions indicate these support spacefill up to (and
including) 3.00 Å/750. This seems to be a reasonable
It would be good (for me at least) if Jmol also
supported spacefill up to 3.00/750, and presumably not
too tricky to implement ;-)
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From: Miguel Howard <mth@mt...> - 2004-03-08 08:20:44
> My experience with the Jmol 10 beta Applet is that
> =22spacefill=22 does not correctly render atom spheres
> with a radius equal or greater than 2.00 =C5ngstrom (500
> RasMol units).
> It would be good (for me at least) if Jmol also
> supported spacefill up to 3.00/750,
Implemented in v10pre6