Software / Webpages

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Visualization of Crystal Structures

  1. VESTA (Win, Linux, Mac) – Freeware
  2. Mercury / CSD (Win, Linux, Mac) – Freeware
  3. Olex2 (Win, Linux, Mac) – Freeware
  4. iRASPA (Mac, Win) – Freeware
  5. PyMOL (Win, Linux, Mac) – Freeware
  6. Avogadro (Win, Linux, Mac) – Freeware
  7. DS Viewer (Win) – Freeware
  8. Vega ZZ (Win) – Freeware
  9. SAMSON Connect (Win) – Freeware
  10. ChemCraft (Win, Linux) – Commercial, 8-year subscription 160 $
  11. CrystalMaker® X (Mac, Win) – Commercial, 499 $ (Educational)
  12. Diamond 4 (Win) – Commercial, 299 € (Personal perpetual license)

Morphology / Crystal Classes

Programs that are able to create/display form data of outer shapes of crystals:

  1. VESTA (Win, Linux, Mac) – Freeware
  2. JCrystal (Java) – Commercial, 50 $, now Freeware
  3. KrystalShaper (Win) – Commercial, 50 $, now Freeware
  4. WinXMorphTM (Win) – Freeware, Donation welcome
  5. Kristall2000 (Win) – Demo available
  6. SHAPE software (Win. Linux, Mac) – Commercial, 280 $
  7. WulffMaker (Mathematica CDF, free)

Online resources:

  1. smorf.nl (display and edit)
  2. webmineral.com (display only)
  3. 32 interactive 3D PDFs for the 32 crystal classes, free to download (display only)

Apps:

  1. Quiztallography (smart phone quizz app for Android and Windows Phone)

Networks/Topology

Programs for the analysis and visualization of nets:

  1. ToposPro (Win) – Registratration required, Subset of topological collections are freely available
  2. Systre (Java) – analyses nets and creates high-symmetry embeddings – Freeware
  3. 3dt (Java) – for the visulaization of 3D tilings of nets – Freeware

Online databases:

  1. RCSR
  2. The EPINET project
  3. Database of Zeolite Structures

Minerals

Online resources:

  1. webmineral.com (Mineralogy Database)
  2. Mindat.org (Mines, Minerals, and More)
  3. AMCSD (American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database)
  4. RRUFF.info (Itegrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals)

Apps:

  1. Smart Mineralogist (Details on the composition, physical, optical, crystallograpic and classification data on 5,000+ minerals)
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