New software for searching the Cambridge Structural Database and visualizing crystal structures
Acta Crystallographica Section B
Volume 58, Issue 3-1, pages 389–397, June 2002
How to Cite
Bruno, I. J., Cole, J. C., Edgington, P. R., Kessler, M., Macrae, C. F., McCabe, P., Pearson, J. and Taylor, R. (2002), New software for searching the Cambridge Structural Database and visualizing crystal structures. Acta Crystallographica Section B, 58: 389–397. doi: 10.1107/S0108768102003324
- Cambridge Structural Database;
- ConQuest and Mercury;
- new software.
Two new programs have been developed for searching the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) and visualizing database entries: ConQuest and Mercury. The former is a new search interface to the CSD, the latter is a high-performance crystal-structure visualizer with extensive facilities for exploring networks of intermolecular contacts. Particular emphasis has been placed on making the programs as intuitive as possible. Both ConQuest and Mercury run under Windows and various types of Unix, including Linux.