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.
The name and address of the author submitting the manuscript and data block. This is the person contacted by the journal editorial staff. It is preferable to use the separate data items _publ_contact_author_name and _publ_contact_author_address.Example:
; Professor George Ferguson Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Guelph Ontario Canada N1G 2W1 ;