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Number 11 - May 1999

ICSD USER'S GROUP NEWSLETTER
(Inorganic Crystal Structure Database)

edited by

I.David Brown
Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M1

Contents
  1. Editorial and Erratum
  2. New URL for the ICSD User's Group Home Page
  3. ICSD for WWW
Contact

Comments for the newsletter should be send to the editor:

idbrown@mcmaster.ca

1. EDITORIAL AND ERRATUM

The last newsletter produced a number of responses that need to be circulated quickly.  Hence Newsletter 11 follows closely on Newsletter 10.

The last newsletter contained an error in the title of Prof. Bergerhoff's paper for the ICSD symposium in Glasgow.  The title should be:

     From ICSD to SICS: A tool for analyzing structural relationships.

My apologies to Prof. Bergerhoff.

 

2. NEW URL FOR USER GROUP WEB-SITE

Because the server on which the ICSD User Group Home Page has been kept is being closed down in the near future, the Home Page has been moved to a new server run by CRYSTAL IMPACT. We are grateful to Michael Berndt for providing us with this service. Try out the new Home Page at:

     http://www.crystalimpact.com/icsd/

 

3. ICSD-FOR-WWW

The following notice has been supplied by Alan Hewat.

What's New with ICSD-for-WWW ?

The site-server version of the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) is now distributed by FIZ Karlsruhe on CD-ROM together with ILL's WWW interface.  A number of features have been added of special interest for powder diffraction (see http://barns.ill.fr/dif/icsd).

Following suggestions from Lachlan Cranswick, ICSD-for-WWW data files can now be exported in many formats including CIF, Shel-X, GSAS, FullProf, PowderCell, CCSL and Lazy Pulverix.  This makes it easy to start refining your new powder data if an isomorphous structure already exists among the almost 50,000 in the database.

You can also display an indexed profile plot of any of these structures using ICSD-for-WWW's built-in Lazy Pulverix, or export this profile for display with your favourite profile plotter. Other new features include the display of ORTEP-like thermal ellipsoids in interactive 3D (VRML), and the calculation of Brown-Shannon valence sums.

If you don't have the latest CD from FIZ, the demonstration version of ICSD-for-WWW for SGI, HP and Sun servers can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.ill.fr/pub/dif/icsd .  Otherwise the ICSD-for-WWW database is available to academic users in several countries:

France: ILL/ESRF Grenoble http://barns.ill.fr/dif/icsd

UK: CDS at Daresbury
http://wserv1.dl.ac.uk/CDS/llicsd.html

UK: CCP14 at Daresbury
http://icsd.ccp14.ac.uk/icsd/

USA NIST Washington
http://rrdjazz.nist.gov/~toby/icsd/

USA Oak Ridge National Laboratory
http://quintus.ssd.ornl.gov/dif/icsd/

Spain: Scientific Res. Council CICS:
http://161.111.20.28/dif/icsd/

Taiwan National Database NCHC
http://saturn.nchc.gov.tw:9091/dif/icsd/

Netherlands CAOS/CAMM
http://www.caos.kun.nl/icsd/

Japan, Nagoya University
http://sigma.numse.nagoya-u.ac.jp/dif/icsd/
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Alan Hewat, ILL Grenoble, FRANCE <hewat@ill.fr> tel (33)
4.76.20.72.13
ftp://ftp.ill.fr/pub/dif  fax (33) 4.76.48.39.06
http://www.ill.fr/dif/


1999.5.11

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