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Evaluate Match! with a time-limited demo version free-of-charge.

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Download reference patterns calculated from the COD free-of-charge.
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Match! is an easy-to-use software for phase identification from powder diffraction data. It compares the diffraction pattern of your sample to a database containing reference patterns in order to identify the phases which are present. Additional knowledge about the sample like known phases, elements or density can be applied easily.
In addition to this qualitative analysis, a quantitative analysis (using Rietveld refinement) can be performed as well. You can easily setup and run Rietveld refinements from within Match!, with the actual calculations being performed automatically, using the well-known program FullProf (by J. Rodriguez-Carvajal) in the background. Match! provides a gentle introduction into Rietveld refinement, from fully automatic operation to the "Expert" mode. The software runs natively on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

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As reference database, you can apply the included free-of-charge COD database and/or ICSD/Retrieve (if you have a valid licence), use any ICDD PDF product, and/or create a user database based on your own diffraction patterns. The user database patterns can be edited manually, imported from peak files, calculated from crystal structure data (e.g. CIF files), or imported from your colleague's user database.
A list of Match!'s most prominent features can be found here.

Demonstration Version

If you are interested in evaluating Match!, you can download a time-limited demonstration version free-of-charge.


A product brochure including feature list, system requirements and prices is available for download.

New version 3
We have just released the new version 3, adding frequently asked features like the instant addition of entries to the reference database. More...
Match! News

September 25, 2015
A new Match! tutorial video called "Match List Operations" provides a quick overview over all operations that can be carried out in the so-called "Match list".

September 21, 2015
In the new Match! version 3.0.1, a new import interpreter for TXRD files has been added, as well as several bugs have been fixed. More...

August 10, 2015
A new Match! version 2.4.5 has been released in which several bugs have been fixed. More...

July 12, 2015
A new release of the COD reference database (now containing nearly 317,000 entries!) has become available for download from here.

August 5, 2014
A new release of the COD reference database (now containing more than 291,000 entries!) has become available for download from here.

May 22, 2014
In the new maintenance release 1.11h for Match! version 1, a severe bug affecting the intensity scaling factor has been fixed. More...

January 2, 2014
The Match! tutorial videos are now also available for online viewing using QuickTime as well as for download.

November 21, 2013
A tutorial in Spanish language for Match! 2 has just become available.

September 23, 2013
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Match! with a new tutorial video and a discount for updates.

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