Collaborative Computational Project Number 14


For Single Crystal and Powder Diffraction
(Freely Available Crystallographic Software for Students and Academia)

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Methods, Problems and Solutions

Available Search-Match Software

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Note: Unless otherwise stated, all the software below is either Shareware or Commercial software (i.e, present freeware of Macdiff and CMPR Powder Suite/Portable Logic software). All these programs, unless stated, use the ICDD Database (JCPDS, ASTM of old under a new name) -

An up and coming alternative to the ICDD is the yet to be released Pauling file: | [UK CCP14 Mirror]

(NB: An opinionated, non-comprehensive and possibly misleading set of "hints" on Search-Match and Phase Identification using Powder X-ray Diffraction by Lachlan Cranswick is located at:

If you have any queries or comments, please feel free to contact the CCP14