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Customer Newsletter June 2013

ICDD is pleased to introduce our 2013 product line! Customer Newsletter June 2013


Standardized data
More coverage
All data sets are evaluated for quality
Reviewed, edited and corrected prior to publication
Targeted for material identification and characterization

Release 2013 of the Powder Diffraction File (PDF) contains 778,883 unique material data sets. Each data set contains diffraction, crystallographic and bibliographic data, as well as experimental, instrument and sampling conditions, and select physical properties in a common standardized format. All ICDD databases use an integrated editorial quality review for all data sets. ICDD databases are the only crystallographic databases in the world with quality marks and quality review processes that are ISO certified.

Which database is right for you?
The Powder Diffraction File is designed and produced in several different formats in order to serve different groups of users. All PDF databases include integrated data mining software.

PDF-2 – Phase Identification
PDF-2 is a collaborative product between ICDD, FIZ and NIST and is designed for inorganic materials analyses. Many common organic materials from ICDD are added to this database to facilitate rapid material identification.

PDF-4+ – Phase Identification and Quantitative Analysis
PDF-4+ is our most advanced database, designed for both phase identification and quantitative analysis. It contains the data from both the PDF-2 and ICDD's collaboration with MPDS. This database has comprehensive material coverage for inorganic materials and it contains numerous additional features such as digitized patterns, molecular graphics and atomic parameters. Features to enhance the ability to do quantitative analysis have been incorporated into PDF-4+.

WebPDF-4+ – PDF-4+ "On the Go"
WebPDF-4+ provides the needed portability for accessing the PDF- 4+ database via the internet. It enables full functionality of the PDF- 4+ database using a high-speed internet connection. WebPDF-4+ is delivered as a USB compatible dongle.

PDF-4/Minerals – The most comprehensive collection of mineral data!
PDF-4/Minerals represents ninety-seven percent of all known mineral types, as defined by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA), as well as many unclassified minerals. PDF-4/Minerals is a subset of the PDF-4+ database, which includes all of the software features incorporated into PDF-4+.

PDF-4/Organics - The largest X-ray powder diffraction database for organics!
PDF-4/Organics is the world's largest X-ray powder diffraction database for organics. It is designed for a multitude of applications in pharmaceutical, regulatory, specialty chemical, biomaterials and forensic fields. The product has all of the display software and data mining capabilities contained in the PDF-4 family of products.

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