FIZ Karlsruhe


Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


Reliable crystal structure data of high quality play an important part in optimizing the development of new materials which foster innovation in various areas. FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure provides the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) - the world's biggest database of fully evaluated and published crystal structure data. Science and industry are offered high quality records that provide a basis for studies in materials science. ICSD contains more than 180,000 crystal structures of inorganic substances published since 1913. Metals are included in ICSD since 2008 in cooperation with the National Institute for Science and Technology.