Chapter 4.3 Modulated and composite structures dictionary (msCIF)

Definition and exchange of crystallographic data

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 4. Data dictionaries

  1. G. Madariaga

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000743

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Madariaga, G. 2006. Modulated and composite structures dictionary (msCIF). International Tables for Crystallography. G:4:4.3:270–289.

Author Information

  1. Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad del País Vasco, Apartado 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


This is version 1.0.1 of the modulated and composite structures CIF dictionary (msCIF). A commentary on the use of this dictionary may be found in Chapter 3.4. The data names defined here complement those in the core CIF dictionary (Chapter 4.1).


  • crystallography;
  • CIF;
  • CIF dictionaries;
  • Crystallographic Information File;
  • msCIF;
  • modulated and composite structures Crystallographic Information File;
  • data names;
  • data categories;
  • DDL1