WinCSD: Crystal Structure  Determination for Windows

package (WinCSD) is a program package for crystal structure treatment using X-ray/synchrotron/neutron experimental data from either powder or single crystal [1,2,3] developed by:

        Lev Akselrud. Lviv National University, Ukraine. E-mail:

        Juri Grin. Max-Plank Institute, Germany. E-mail:

        Vitalij Pecharsky. Ames Lab, USA. E-mail:

        Peter Zavalij. Binghamton University, USA. E-mail:

Currently CSD package exists in two versions:

WinCSD consists of five executables:

CSD and WinCSD were successfully used to solve many hundreds crystal structures from both single crystal and powder data for various types of compounds from intermetallic and inorganic to organometallic and organic!


  1. Akselrud L.G., Grin Yu.N., Zavalij P.Yu., Pecharsky V.K., Fundamenskii V.S. CSD - Universal program package for single crystal and/or powder structure data treatment. 12-th European crystallographic meeting: Abstract of papers, - Moscow, 3, 155, (1989)
  2. Akselrud L.G., Grin Yu.N., Zavalij P.Yu., Pecharsky V.K. Determination of atomic structure from powder full profile diffraction data using crystallographic program system CSD. 14-th European Crystallographic meeting: Abstract of papers, - Enschede, The Netherlands, 520, (1992)
  3. Akselrud L.G., Zavalii P.Yu., Grin Yu.N., Pecharsky V.K., Baumgartner B., Wolfel E. Use of the CSD program package for structure determination from powder data. 2-nd European Powder Diffraction Conference: Abstract of papers, - Enschede, The Netherlands, 41, (1992); Materials Science Forum 133-136, 335-340, (1993)

The list of published structures solved using CSD software will be added.