Describes CIF, the data exchange standard of crystallography. Provides: information for scientists who wish to record or use the results of a single-crystal or powder diffraction experiment; the data ontology necessary for designing interoperable computer applications; accompanying software including machine-readable CIF dictionaries, libraries and utility programs.
An essential guide and reference to CIF for programmers, data managers handling crystal-structure information and practising crystallographers.
Formula mass in daltons. This mass should correspond to the formulae given under _chemical_formula_structural, *_iupac, *_moiety or *_sum and, together with the Z value and cell parameters, should yield the density given as _exptl_crystal_density_diffrn.