This page enables you to access crystallographic educational resources by Topic. If you would prefer to access the resources by Type click here.  

This resource originated from the DECOR (Database of Educational Crystallographic Online Resources) project set up by Mike Zdilla at Temple University. Many educators and teachers worldwide have committed many hours of time to the development of these resources and so it is only fair that they receive the credit they deserve. There is only one condition to using the materials on this site and that is to provide appropriate citations and to credit the authors of the material when you use it.  If you agree to these terms, you may access the material using the links below.The material has been donated by expert crystallographers and educators to help others teach the wonders of crystallography. Although it is hosted by the CCDC to help provide our community with resources to teach crystallography it has not been peer reviewed or checked and should be used at your own risk and discretion.

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About these resources

The idea to collate these materials originated from the DECOR project which was originally created by Zdilla Lab and hosted by Temple UniversityDepartment of Chemistry, 420 Beury Hall, 1901 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122 and was  funded in part by the National Science Foundation under awards 1254545 and 1800105.NSF-logoMike Zdilla kindly donated this resource to the CCDC to host in 2020.

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