Cystallography and databases:

The Collaborative Computational Project. A very useful site for free crystallographic software: http://www.ccp14.ac.uk/

The Bilbao Crystallographic Server. A web-based set of crystallographic tools and a handy place to find the contents of the all the space groups: http://www.cryst.ehu.es/

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database. Download CIFs, visualize crystal structures, and download PDFs of the published papers. Its all here for free: http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/AMS/amcsd.php

X-Ray and neutron scattering:

The Total Scattering Group (Los Alamos National Lab, Lujan Neutron Center). All the software and tools for doing pair distribution function (PDF) analysis: totalscattering.lanl.gov/

Planning on neutron experiment? Check the table to see scattering and absorption cross sections of the elements in your compound(s): www.ncnr.nist.gov/resources/n-lengths/

Other labs and centers at the Univeristy of Maryland:

The X-ray Crystallography Center: www2.chem.umd.edu/facility/xray/

The Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials: www.cnam.umd.edu/

The Univeristy of Maryland Energy Research Center: www.umerc.umd.edu/

The Energy Frontier Research Center: www.efrc.umd.edu/

The Chemical Physics Program: www.chemicalphysics.umd.edu/




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