Central European Journal of Physics

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 181–188 | Cite as

Gwyddion: an open-source software for SPM data analysis

Research Article


In this article, we review special features of Gwyddion—a modular, multiplatform, open-source software for scanning probe microscopy data processing, which is available at http://gwyddion.net/. We describe its architecture with emphasis on modularity and easy integration of the provided algorithms into other software. Special functionalities, such as data processing from non-rectangular areas, grain and particle analysis, and metrology support are discussed as well. It is shown that on the basis of open-source software development, a fully functional software package can be created that covers the needs of a large part of the scanning probe microscopy user community.


scanning probe microscopy data processing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CEITEC — Central European Institute of TechnologyMasaryk University Kamenice 753/5BrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Department of Physical Electronics, Faculty of ScienceMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic
  3. 3.Department of NanometrologyCzech Metrology InstituteBrnoCzech Republic
  4. 4.CEITEC — Central European Institute of TechnologyBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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