2009 Edition of Cambridge Structural Database

The 2009 edition of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) is now available for download at the UC distribution site. The CSD contains crystallographic information for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds.  Please note:

  • CSD is only licensed for UCB students, faculty and staff
  • Any prior editions of CSD must be uninstalled before installing the 2009 version
  • When you run the CSD for the first time, you will be prompted for the site and confirmation codes that are posted at the UC distribution site.

The CSD is available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.


Nano Song: Cal students win video contest

The Nano Song – a collaborative effort by a group of UC Berkeley students and researchers including Patrick Bennett, David Carlton, Molly Felz, Nola Klemfuss, Glory Liu, Ryan Miyakawa, Stacey Wallace, and Angelica Zen – was the recent winner of the "What is Nano?" Video Contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The contest sought creative videos that conveyed the scientific and cultural significance of nanoscience to a broad audience, and the Cal team’s video delivered. The video, featuring a puppet-oriented educational song, won both the Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice awards.

Congratulations to the award-winning team!