Chapter 4.4 Electron density dictionary (rhoCIF)

Definition and exchange of crystallographic data

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 4. Data dictionaries

  1. P. Mallinson

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000744

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Mallinson, P. 2006. Electron density dictionary (rhoCIF). International Tables for Crystallography. G:4:4.4:290–294.

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


This is version 1.0.1 of the electron density CIF dictionary (rhoCIF). A commentary on the use of this dictionary may be found in Chapter 3.5. The data names defined here complement those in the core CIF dictionary (Chapter 4.1).


  • crystallography;
  • CIF;
  • CIF dictionaries;
  • Crystallographic Information File;
  • rhoCIF;
  • electron density Crystallographic Information File;
  • data names;
  • data categories;
  • DDL1