ICSD for WWW

Inorganic Crystal Structure Database


16 Oct 2019 Changes on login feature (Y.Raoul)
15 Jun 2019 JSMol version, HTML5/javascript (Y.Raoul)
20 Feb 2019 ICSD database update to the 2018 version (A.Filhol)

Important:
1) We have cleaned up old user files, which were preventing some options from running eg jmol display.
2) JSMol requires javascript.

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 3% structure subset of the 203,830 inorganic structures in release 2018-2. 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.

Login or use the Demo
(ICSD-for-WWW works with Windows up to Mac-OSX & Linux, but not with old browsers).
Do not disable popups, cookies or javascript; Some help on this topic is available here for MacOS, and here for Windows OS.
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. With Internet Explorer, please include ICSD as a "trusted site" under "security".

  • 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 JSMol (recommended) or VRML.
  • Pretty pictures of typical structures produced by ICSD-for-WWW
  • 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 © 2018 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 Marcus Hewat
    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).