Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD)


The Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) is the world's largest database for completely identified inorganic crystal structures, provided by FIZ Karlsruhe GmbH for the scientific and the industrial community. The ICSD data are of excellent quality and its first records date back to 1913. Only data which have passed thorough quality checks are included. The database currently (June 2019) contains :

  • more than 210,000 inorganic crystal structures
  • 2,950 crystal structures of elements
  • Data from more than 1,600 periodicals
  • 39,044 records for binary compounds
  • 74,481 records for ternary compounds
  • 76,041 records for quaternary and quintenary compounds
  • Records from 1913 to the present.

For more information see the Manual and the Flyer.

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