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CrystalExplorer is a versatile and powerful tool for the analysis of crystal structures.

It can be used to investigate many areas of solid-state chemistry including:

  • Intermolecular interactions
  • Polymorphism
  • Effects of pressure and temperature on crystal structures
  • Single-crystal to Single-crystal reactions
  • Analyzing crystal voids
  • Structure-property relationships

See the comprehensive list of our publications to find examples of the wide range of applications of CrystalExplorer.

Getting started

  • Our Quick Start Guide CE17 will get you up and running with CrystalExplorer17.
  • Find out what's new in CrystalExplorer17.
  • Got a question about CrystalExplorer? See our FAQ and the known issues page.
  • For more details, including some of the theory, see our Online User's Manual.
  • Information relating to previous versions of CrystalExplorer can be found in the Archives.


We are eager to make using CrystalExplorer17 a productive and enjoyable experience.

  • Please contact us if you have problems running CrystalExplorer, have found a bug, or would like to suggest changes or improvements.
  • Also check out the known issues and the FAQ page.


Many people have contributed to the success of CrystalExplorer.

We kindly request you cite CrystalExplorer17 if it has been important to your work.