Mercury

Entered: Wed Oct 07 2015

Operating systems: MS Windows

Type: Binary

Languages:

Distribution: Free

Application fields: Materials science; Modelling; Visualization

Bibliography: Macrae, C.F., Edgington, P.R., McCabe, P., Pidcock, E., Shields, G.P., Taylor, R., Towler, M. & van de Streek, J. (2006). J. Appl. Cryst. 39, 453–457.

Description: Mercury offers a comprehensive range of tools for 3D structure visualization and the exploration of crystal packing. With a long pedigree and over 10,000 downloads, Mercury is firmly established as the visualiser of choice within the crystallographic community. With a vast number of options for customizing display settings Mercury is widely used for the generation of publication-quality images. A Style Manager contains a number of pre-defined display styles for work, publication and presentation and also provides the ability to preserve and share your own custom display settings. Stunning 3D images created using Mercury can be exported in a variety of common formats. In addition, it is possible to render high quality ray-traced images using POV-Ray.

References: http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/Solutions/FreeSoftware/Pages/FreeMercury.aspx

 



Last updated: 07 Oct 2015