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Crystal Impact Diamond: A Powerful Software for Visualizing Crystal and Molecular Structures

Crystal Impact Diamond: A Powerful Software for Visualizing Crystal and Molecular Structures

Crystal Impact Diamond is a software that allows you to create, edit and display crystal and molecular structures in 3D. It is designed for scientists who work with crystal structure data, such as chemists, physicists, material scientists and mineralogists. With Diamond, you can easily model any portion of a crystal structure from a basic set of parameters, such as cell dimensions, space group and atomic positions. You can also import structure data from various file formats, such as CIF, SHELX, PDB and MOL. Diamond offers a multitude of functions and features that help you to overcome the challenges of working with crystal structure data, such as:

  • Generating molecules and polyhedra from atomic coordinates

  • Calculating bond lengths, angles and torsion angles

  • Applying symmetry operations and displaying symmetry elements

  • Creating crystal morphologies and surface nets

  • Visualizing crystal packing and intermolecular interactions

  • Exporting 3D scenes into various formats, such as OBJ, STL, VRML and POV-Ray

  • Creating high-quality graphics for publications and presentations

  • Searching and browsing crystallographic databases, such as Pearson's Crystal Data and Crystallography Open Database

Diamond is a comprehensive tool that can handle both molecular and solid state structures, as well as disorder parts and mixed site representations. It supports various types of crystals, such as metals, alloys, minerals, organic compounds, inorganic compounds and macromolecules. Diamond is also compatible with other software products from Crystal Impact, such as Endeavour (for crystal structure solution) and Match! (for phase identification from powder diffraction).

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Diamond is currently available in version 4.6.8[^1^], which contains some improvements and bug fixes. A preview version of the upcoming version 5[^1^] is expected to be released in the first weeks of 2023, followed by the actual release of version 5.0 in the second quarter of 2023. Version 5 will introduce new features and enhancements, such as:

  • A new user interface with ribbon bars and docking windows

  • A new rendering engine with improved lighting and shading effects

  • A new structure editor with enhanced functionality and usability

  • A new database browser with advanced search options and filters

  • A new scripting engine with Python support

  • A new plugin system for extending the functionality of Diamond

If you are interested in trying out Diamond, you can download a free trial version[^1^] from the Crystal Impact website. The trial version is fully functional for 14 days. If you want to purchase a license for Diamond, you can choose between different options[^1^], such as permanent licenses (valid indefinitely), annual licenses (valid for 6 or 12 months) or network licenses (valid for multiple users). The prices for Diamond licenses will increase by about 8% starting January 1, 2023[^2^], so you may want to order now to save some money.

Diamond is a powerful software that can help you to visualize and understand the crystal structures of your compounds. Whether you are a researcher, a teacher or a student, Diamond can provide you with a valuable tool for your scientific work. To learn more about Diamond, you can visit the Crystal Impact website[^2^], where you can find more information about the features, functions, references, gallery, user group and developer blog of Diamond. You can also contact Crystal Impact[^2^] if you have any questions or feedback about Diamond. 0efd9a6b88

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