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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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New Web version of ICSD available 1st of July

19. June 2009

After 2 years of development, the new ICSD Web version will become available on July 1, 2009.

The new Web Version was developed in by FIZ Karlsruhe in order to meet both the increased requirements of our ISCD user community (user friendly Interface, easy to navigate, up-to date retrieval interface and visualization, flexible export of data) and the requirements of modern software development.

New Features of ICSD Web

  • New and extended information about ICSD including complete Help information
  • Enhanced search functionality: easy to use and intuitive search interface
  • Easy analysis of large and complex data sets
  • Simple and powerful query management: load, modify and save queries
  • Personalization/User Profiles for IP access based account


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The ICSDWeb interface is divided into 6 parts:
(1.) The header shows a welcome message. The “Logout” button allows you to leave the current session. After database searches have been performed, a “Print” button will appear.
(2.) The Navigation allows you to jump back to the “Basic Search” form, to access specialized pages for performing advanced searches, and to manage your queries.
(3.) The main interface is the central working place for the ICSD. Here you can enter and refine searches.
(4.) The search action field allows you to run, save and clear your current query.
(5.) In the search summary field preliminary numbers of results are shown.
(6.) The Query History field contains your last 30 performed searches and allows you to access them quickly and conveniently.



Many options are available for display and analysis of results.

For more details, screen shots, examples and a detailed description please have a look at: