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May 2019

ICSD now contains 210,229 crystal structures

May 2019

ICSD web version 4.2.0 released

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ICSD now contains 203,830 crystal structures

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Analysis of spinel compounds in ICSD

ICSD enables scientists to search for text in titles in combination with chemical compound information, e.g., compound classes which cannot be described through specific compound information such as the molecular formula. An interesting example for such a compound class is provided by the spinel compounds.

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ICSD Desktop

ICSD Desktop is a solution for individual users as well as small research groups that would like to install ICSD locally on their computer/laptop. The advantage of a local installation is that you always have access to the database and you are independent of any network connection. Currently, ICSD Desktop runs on Windows only, but soon it will be offered also for other operating systems like Linux/Unix or MacOS.

The technical side of ICSD Desktop is basically identical to ICSD Web. ICSD Desktop installs stripped-down servers to run the required services on the local machine. Access from other machines is prohibited.

ICSD Desktop is available on DVD for single users (one installation) or multiple users (up to 4 installations). The software as well as the database has to be installed on each computer. Access via a network is not possible.

ICSD Desktop