Day: September 17, 2010

Introduction to Pearson’s Crystal Data Software TUTORIAL

Friday, September 17, 2010 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Room 610, M&M Building

Edward A. Laitila
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Michigan Technological University


A new software package, Pearson’s Crystal Data, is available to the campuscommunity. The software has been deployed to select areas of the campus.Pearson’s Crystal Data contains a large amount of information on crystallineinorganic materials and would be beneficial to anyone working with solidcrystalline materials. Information in the database includes atomic positions,symmetry data, crystal models, lattice parameters, x-ray diffraction spectra, andmore. An introduction to the software will be provided along with a tutorial of thebasic searching functions. Advanced searches will be introduced as well as thevarious types of data presentation along with tips on how to export importantinformation.

Individuals are welcome to install the software on their laptops and bring it tofollow along the tutorial.