Documentation & Resources
On this page you can find all our documents and resources including CSD software user manuals and tutorials.
These can be sorted by category, product or resource type.
For the technical documentation for the CSD Python API, please click here.
Investigating Solid Form Stability using HBP
A self-guided workshop demonstrating how to utilize the CSD-Materials Hydrogen Bond Propensity tool (HBP) for polymorph risk assessment.
Advanced applications of Full Interaction Maps
A self-guided workshop on advanced applications of full interaction maps.
Video: CCDC Software Installation Step by Step - from 2023.1 release.
The new CCDC software installer allows you to only download and install what you need rather than updating all the CCDC software and data in one go. This results in a much smaller size installer. Once installed, you can update individual products and data separately as new versions become available, without the need for admin rights to your computer.
Elastic and Plastic Properties with CSD-Particle workshop PAR-002
This is a self-guided workshop for investigating plastic and elastic properties using the CSD-Particle tools in Mercury
Surface Analysis with CSD-Particle Tools workshop PAR-001
Self-guided workshop on how to conduct surface analysis with CSD-Particle
CSD R-factor Statistics 2023
This table shows the number of CSD structures in different R-factor ranges as of January 2023
CSD Publication Year Statistics 2023
This table shows the number of crystal structures published in each of the years 1965-2023.