Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)

The Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) is created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is a complete database of crystal structure information of organic compounds, with greater than 210,000 data entries including the literature up to 1913.

It is the NIST ICSD website provides researchers with an easy-to-use interface to look up the database using bibliographic information such as chemistry, unit cells spatial group, experiment settings mineral name/group, and other data derived from expert analysis.   Additionally, it offers users functions to create and review the results of various crystallographic calculations including reduced cell bond distance/angle as well as calculated powder diffraction information and structure standardization.

Access to this site requires a subscription that is active.   Subscriptions can be purchased through the NIST Standard Reference Data (SRD) program.   Users are able to gain access to NIST ICSD's database by logging into the NIST ICSD database using the combination of Login and Password as well as by signing up for their IP address.   The method of access is selected when you purchase a subscription. The prices for buying subscriptions can be found on SRD's website.