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The hydride fluoride crystal structure database, HFD

Published inJournal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 253-254, p. 286-290
Publication date1997
Abstract

HFD is a new data base containing crystal structure information on more than one thousand metal hydrides and fluorides. It includes space group, cell parameters, standardized atom positions, site occupancies and references. The compilation is critical as only refined crystal structures are considered and the data are checked for internal consistency. It is comprehensive as structural information is extracted from all major scientific journals, and it is continuously updated. HFD can be searched according to various criteria such as symmetry, chemical elements, composition etc. The primary motivation for creating HFD was to predict new metal hydrides and to study their structural analogies with metal fluorides. However, HFD can also be used for other applications such as the simulation of diffraction patterns and the drawing of crystal structures.

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GINGL, Franz Joséf, GELATO, Louise Marie, YVON, Klaus. The hydride fluoride crystal structure database, HFD. In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 1997, vol. 253-254, p. 286–290. doi: 10.1016/S0925-8388(96)02999-4
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