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ICSD now contains 199,466 crystal structures

June 2018

ICSD web version 4.0.0 released

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ICSD and Material Research

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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 Intranet

ICSD Intranet is a solution for companies, consortia, and universities that would like to offer their customers easy-to-use intranet access via in-house solutions on local web servers. The intranet version runs on any system with the following minimum requirements:

  • A running webserver (e.g. Apache)
  • PHP version 4 or greater
  • MySQL database server version 4 or greater

Tests have been performed und Windows 2000, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, SuSE Linux 10.3 and 11.1.

It can be accessed with any current browser (Firefox, MS Internet Explorer, Opera). Browsers have to have cookies and JavaScript activated as well as the Java Runtime Environment version 1.6 or greater installed.

The intranet version offers a huge set of features which make the search, retrieval and visualization of the desired information easy and comfortable:

Comprehensive search masks, extended crystal structure visualization and analysis tools, powder pattern simulation with the possibility of enhanced manipulation.

At present, the ICSD contains more than 193,000 entries, including

  • 2,522 crystal structures of the elements
  • 36,659 records for binary compounds
  • 70,881 records for ternary compounds
  • 69,900 records for quarternary and quintenary compounds
  • About 154,000 entries (80%) have been assigned a structure type.
    There are currently 9,004 structure prototypes.

Unfortunately, the delivery of the retrieval interface "ICSD-for-WWW" is discontinued with the second release in 2012. However, existing licenses can still use the interface until the license expires.