ICSD for WWW
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
03 Aug 2015
20 Feb 2019 ICSD database update to the 2018 version (A.Filhol)
1) We have cleaned up old user files, which were preventing some options from running eg jmol display.
2) Jmol requires Java, which is no longer available in Chrome. Use Firefox instead.
3) Even in Firefox, Java Security must be configured to include the ICSD server http://icsd.ill.eu/
This is the ILL's PHP-MySQL Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD-for-WWW).
Unlicensed users only have access to a demonstration version, with a 3592 structure subset
of the 140,116 inorganic structures in release 2011-1.
To get started, just enter eg Y Ba2 Cu3 O in the elements box
and click Search. (Click on the titles of the input boxes for help).
If you are unfamiliar with ICSD-for-WWW, you may want to first look at some
Pretty pictures of typical structures and a WWW Flash movie of all the things you can do (in an earlier version of ICSD).
(ICSD-for-WWW works with Win95
up to Mac-OSX & Linux, but not with old browsers).
In the browser options, prefer to open new pages in a new window, not a new tab.
If you have problems, use a modern browser like
Mozilla Firefox which is an
excellent Netscape-like browser for most platforms (and only a 4.7 Mbyte download). With
Internet Explorer, please include ICSD as a "trusted site" under "security". With Firefox, Java Security must be configured to include the ICSD server http://icsd.ill.eu/
News and bug fixes.
Conditions of use and prices.
Using Adobe Reader or Ghostscript
to view the powder patterns on-screen.
Displaying the 3D structures using CIF and Jmol (recommended) or
of typical structures produced by ICSD-for-WWW
of all the things you can do with ICSD-for-WWW (CCLRC Daresbury UK server).
Install your own ICSD server for Windows, linux or other systems.
The ICSD-for-WWW interface was introduced by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), in Grenoble France.
Copying or publishing either the ICSD data or software without written permission is illegal.
The ICSD database is copyright © 2015 by
Fachinformationszentrum (FIZ) Karlsruhe
The PHP-mySQL WWW interface is copyright © 2003-2015 by Peter Hewat
The 3D crystal structure visualisation software,
xtal-3d is copyright © 1994-2015 by
The PHP-JMOL drawing software is copyright © 2006-2015 by Alan Hewat
Please report technical problems with ICSD for WWW to alan.hewat[a]neutronoptics.com (Alan Hewat).