Finding and downloading a cif file

I used to get a cif structure file very easily. But now, when I log in and click on crystal structure, there is a lot of topics what information one could get, but I have not seen any link to cif files. I tried to go back to legacy website and it asks to me sign in. I did, and nothing happens at website below.

I would appreciate if someone could give me directions on how to easily download a cif a file for a given structure.

Hi @nittamaya,

For the legacy website, maybe try Google login?

For the new website, you can still download CIFs via the following procedure:

  1. Go to the material detail page of interest, e.g. mp-149: Si (Cubic, Fd-3m, 227) (or if you want to make sure you’re going to the new website)

  2. Click the “Export As” button shown here:

  1. Then select the filetype you wish to download:

This is a brief tutorial, I can add an extended explanation to our documentation, including what the different CIF options represent and how to access them.

Hope this helps!


Thank you very much for your prompt reply.