Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
ICSD is a database of inorganic and related structures. It is produced
cooperatively by FIZ Karlsruhe and the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST).
The ICSD is searchable via two different web
browser interfaces (CrystalWorks and ICSD-WWW).
Please note that general access to ICSD-WWW has now been withdrawn on
the STFC website.
The ICSD database contains over 140,00 structures and is updated twice a year.
For up to date details on ICSD contents and details of related
database use the menu bar above.
ICSD is available via its own web interface (see below) which was
introduced by Alan Hewat at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in
Grenoble, France. It is also accessible using CrystalWeb and CrystalWorks.
A Flash movie demo of the web interface is available
Latest News can be obtained from the
The search interface, with a typical hitlist, is shown below.
You can access CrystalWeb or ICSD-WWW by first
then using the menu on the top
pulldown menu on all CDS web pages.