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ICSD News

May 2014

ICSD now contains 169,800 crystal structures

January 2014

International Year of Crystallography 2014

November 2013

ICSD now contains 166,842 crystal structures

Basic Search and Retrieve

Bibliography

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Example(s)

Authors

Enter author’s name; separate multiple names with a blank. Multiple names are combined by logical AND.

Jansen
Fink Bolte Buchsbaum

Title(s) of Journal

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Angewandte Chemie

Year of Publication

Enter year of publication; separate multiple years with a blank; enter ranges as year1-year2 or >year1 or <year2; up to 5 search terms are allowed.

>2008
2000-2006

Volume

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10

Page

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10

 

Cell and Symmetry

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Example(s)

Cell Parameters

Enter a, b, c, α, β, γ, separated with a blank; the wildcard * is allowed.

5.6 5.6 * 90 90 90

Cell Volume

Enter the cell volume in Å3.

512.8

Space Group Symbol/Number

Enter space group symbol (HMS) without blanks or space group number. Separate multiple entries with a blank.

Fm-3m
14-19

Crystal Class

Enter the crystal class either in Hermann–Mauguin or Schoenflies notation; separate multiple entries with a blank.

D3d
-1
432

Tolerance

Enter allowed tolerance in percent. Tolerance applies to cell volume and cell parameters.

5
3.8

Crystal System

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triclinic
orthorhombic

Pearson Symbol

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cF8
mP10

 

Chemistry

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Example(s)

Composition

Enter desired composition.

K Cl
Fe3 O4
Ag Cu

Number of Elements

Enter number or range of allowed elements.

5
6-9

ANX Formula

Enter the ANX formula.

A2B3C3X12 for Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
X for H2S
NO for AgMg

AB Formula

Enter the AB formula.

A2B3 for Ti2O3
AB2C4 for Cs2SO4

 

Experimental Info and Reference Data

Field

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Example(s)

New Data Only

Check this for limiting search in entries, that have been added during the last update of ICSD.

Collection Code

Enter ICSD collection code. Use one of the following: "-", ">" or "<".

9061 90000-95000
>1059

PDF Number

Enter the ICDD PDF number; the following patterns are allowed: n-n-n, n-n or n. Separate multiple entries with a blank.

01-077-1145 or 47-1360 or
88

Release Tag

Enter year.release to search in ICSD release release of year year. Use a “-“ for ranges.

2005.1 
2002.2-2004.1

Temperature

Enter the temperature (in K); separate multiple entries with a blank. Use one of the following: "-", ">" or "<".

273.15
200-800
<313

Pressure

Enter the pressure (in MPa); separate multiple entries with a blank. Use one of the following: "-", ">" or "<".

1.38
0.1-10.1
>0.5