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November 2016

ICSD now contains 184,748 crystal structures

November 2016

ICSD web version 3.5.0 released

May 2016

ICSD web version 3.4.0 released

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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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Articles published in FIZ Karlsruhe Brochure "A Focus on Crystallography":

Original publications to be cited in scientific work referring to the ICSD database:

  • Bergerhoff, G. & Brown, I.D. in „Crystallographic Databases“, F.H. Allen et al. (Hrsg.) Chester, International Union of Crystallography, (1987).

An updated view on the ICSD database is presented in:

  • Belsky, A., Hellenbrandt, M., Karen, V. L. & Luksch, P. (2002). Acta Cryst. B58, 364–369.

Applications of the ICSD database are dealt with in: