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Please note that general access to ICSD-WWW has now been withdrawn on the STFC website.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.
The search interface, with a typical hitlist, is shown below.



You can access CrystalWeb or ICSD-WWW by first logging on then using the Access Data menu on the top pulldown menu on all CDS web pages.