Crystal Impact

CRYSTAL IMPACT’s basic goal is to develop high quality software which allows even non-specialist users to apply most recent scientific and software technologies. Key areas of activity are crystal structure solution, visualization, phase identification from powder, as well as crystal structure databases. Chemists, physicists and material scientists from industry and academic institutions in more than 60 countries all over the world use Crystal Impact’s innovative software tools to determine, visualize and understand the crystal structures of their compounds, investigate the composition of their samples by powder diffraction, or search crystallographic databases for information about recent advancements in their area of research.




Our outstanding crystal and molecular structure visualization and exploration program.

Diamond is our outstanding molecular and crystal structure visualization software. It integrates a multitude of functions, which overcome the work with crystal structure data – in research and education as well as for publications and presentations.



Easy-to-use software for phase identification from X-ray powder diffraction data.

Match! is an easy-to-use software for phase identification from powder diffraction data. It compares the diffraction pattern of your sample to a database containing reference patterns in order to identify the phases which are present. Additional knowledge about the sample like known phases, elements or density can be applied easily.

In addition to this qualitative analysis, a quantitative analysis (using Rietveld refinement) can be performed as well. You can easily setup and run Rietveld refinements from within Match!, with the actual calculations being performed automatically, using the well-known program FullProf (by J. Rodriguez-Carvajal) in the background. Match! provides a gentle introduction into Rietveld refinement, from fully automatic operation to the “Expert” mode. The software runs natively on Windows, macOS and Linux.


Designed for the solution of crystal structures from powder diffraction data.

Endeavour is a powerful software for crystal structure solution, both from powder as well as single crystal diffraction data. Based on more than ten years of experience, the software is capable of solving many small to medium sized structures more or less on its own. The innovative concept combined with the elaborate user interface makes the solution of crystal structures an almost routine process, especially for inorganic but also for many organic compounds.


Pearson’s Crystal Data

Database with crystal structures of inorganic materials and compounds.

Pearson’s Crystal Data is a crystallographic database published by ASM International (Materials Park, Ohio, USA), edited by Pierre Villars and Karin Cenzual. It has its roots in the well-known PAULING FILE project and contains crystal structures of a large variety of inorganic materials and compounds. The “PCD” (as it is typically abbreviated) is a collaboration between ASM International and Material Phases Data System, Vitznau, Switzerland (MPDS), aiming to create and maintain the world’s largest critically evaluated “Non-organic database”.


Software Sources Ltd is Crystal Impact’s Reseller.