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Diamond 4: Searching for structure data

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Access to COD (Crystallography Open Database)
The crystal structure database COD ("Crystallography Open Database") including (amongst others) AMCSD ("American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database") as well as CIF files from the IUCr journals, has been setup (and will be updated regularly) for direct access by Diamond. In 2010, this database of inorganic as well as organic crystal structures has crossed the 100,000 entry border. Now (December 2011) there are more than 152,000 datasets. (Screenshot taken with July 2011 version with 133,000 entries.)

Most frequent (inorganic) structure type database
A small database of the most frequent (inorganic) structure types is also available. A typical usage is to take a structure type representative as a kind of template in the "New Structure" function or for educational purposes.

Improved searching of Diamond documents and structure files on your hard disk
The searching of Diamond documents as well as foreign format (e.g. CIF) structure files on selected portions of your hard disk - already available since Diamond version 2 - has been improved, too.

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