The power of databases: The RRUFF project
The American Mineralogist crystal structure database
A database has been constructed that contains all the crystal structures previously published in the American Mineralogist. The database is called “The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure…
Crystallography Open Database (COD): an open-access collection of crystal structures and platform for world-wide collaboration
A newly developed website provides capabilities for all registered users to deposit published and so far unpublished structures as personal communications or pre-publication depositions, which increases the possibilities for growth of the COD database and is the first step towards establishing a world wide Internet-based collaborative platform dedicated to the collection and curation of structural knowledge.
Crystallography Open Database – an open-access collection of crystal structures
- S. Gražulis, D. Chateigner, A. Le Bail
- Chemistry, Materials ScienceJournal of Applied Crystallography
- 30 May 2009
The Crystallography Open Database (COD) is an ongoing initiative by crystallographers to gather all published inorganic, metal–organic and small organic molecule structures in one database, providing…
High-Temperature and High-Pressure Crystal Chemistry
Mineralogy of a Mudstone at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars
Sedimentary rocks at Yellowknife Bay (Gale crater) on Mars include mudstone sampled by the Curiosity rover, indicating that clay mineral formation on Mars extended beyond Noachian time.
Interactive software for calculating and displaying X-ray or neutron powder diffractometer patterns of crystalline materials
Two computer programs, XPOW and XPOWPLOT, that generate and graph X-ray or neutron powder diffractometer patterns of crystalline materials are described. The input for XPOW requires only the…
Sound velocity and elasticity of single‐crystal forsterite to 16 GPa
As an abundant component of Earth's upper mantle, forsterite (Mg2SiO4) has been the subject of extensive investigation for many decades. The pressure dependences of sound velocity and elasticity are…
X-ray Diffraction Results from Mars Science Laboratory: Mineralogy of Rocknest at Gale Crater
The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity scooped samples of soil from the Rocknest aeolian bedform in Gale crater that revealed plagioclase, forsteritic olivine, augite, and pigeonite, with minor K-feldspar, magnetite, quartz, anhydrite, hematite and ilmenite, which are similar to that found on Earth in places such as soils on the Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii.