Archive 5th April 2005 - October 2006

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November 2006
William Bisson replaces Richard Stephenson in charge of CCP14 part time until the end of the grant April 2007.
Friday 20th  October 2006
Further details and downloads available Here

Friday  6th  October 2006
Richard Stephenson, Current CCP14 PDRA has moved to the EPSRC National  Crystallography Service, Southampton.

Thursday  5th  October 2006
Server Down Time

Thursday 21st  September 2006
Thursday  21st  September 2006
UMWEG  By Elisabeth Rossmanith
Origional here
Friday  1st  September 2006
Crysfire 2004 now available
Further information available here: Crysfire index

Download and installation instructions here: Obtaining Crysfire
Tuesday  29th  August  2006
As part of  Scientific and Chemistry Resources

Updated with link to the  WWW Chemistry Guide
A comprehensive and evaluated guide to web sites related to chemistry and the chemical industry.

More information here:

Wednesday  26th  July  2006
Due to Building works upgrading the power supply at Birkbeck, the power will be switched off from Thursday 27th July over the weekend. The CCP14 server will therefore  be temporarily unavailable at this time.

Normal service will resume Monday 31st July

Thursday  25th  May  2006
As Part of  the BCA IG spreadsheet library

A Reminder  that the files:- 
Bragg.xls, Braggdev.xls, dicalc.xls,, mansearch.xls.
Have been updated as some errors had been detected. Users are advised to check they have the most upto date versions.

More information and Downloads available:
Tuesday  11th  April  2006
As Part of  Methods, Problems  and Solutions

New programs/links added to the Summary of Incommensurate/Modulated Structure Programs for Powder Data and Single Crystal

Superspace Group Finder  - Ivan Orlov and Gervais Chapuis
The database provides relations between (3+1)D superspace and 3D space groups for commensurate modulation. One can search for common (3+1)D group for a known set of 3D ones or to see all 3D groups resulting from a (3+1)D one. 

More information:

Superflip   - Lukas Palatinus and Gervais Chapuis
Windows, MacOSX and source code
This program allows a solution of crystal structucure in arbitrary dimension using the charge-flipping algorithm.  It can thus be used to solve periodic structures as well as incommensurately modulated structures, composites and even quasicrystals.

More information:

Superspace Harvester - Ivan Orlov and Gervais Chapuis


Helps to find a superspace model for a set of structures by simulating the diffraction pattern for each structure on a semi-transparent layer. 
Drag-and-drop CIF files to the program window to start exploring.

More information:

List of (3+1) dimensional superspace groups

(3+1)D groups according International Tables for Crystallography (1999), Volume C, Table

More information:

Wednesday  22nd  March  2006
As Part of  Methods, Problems  and Solutions
Summary of Incommensurate/Modulated Structure Programs for Powder Data and Single Crystal

MXD (Mixed data eXecutive)By Pierre Wolfers

Updated Entry and web Links

More information and Downloads available:

Monday  13th  March 2006

Update to the CCP14 Mirrored Software and GSAS Rietveld software resources:

New Windows version of GSAS place d on CCP14  server.

The most significant change is the addition of a new program MUSTRPLOT which will create a 3D graphics file for GNUPLOT of the microstrain surface obtained with the Stephens microstrain model (peak shape #4 for CW & TOF).

Download and Further details:

Tuesday  14th  February 2006

As Part of CCP14 server Admin

Due to continuing FTP problems, Proftpd Upgraded to latest 1.3.0rc release.

If  FTP log in and directory structure problems still occur, using non PASV mode with Windows Firewall Switched off seems to work.

Friday  10th  February 2006

As part of the  CCP14 Mirrored Software  and  GSAS Rietveld software resources:

There is a new updated version of GSAS.  The gsasnews.txt file describes the updates. 

GSAS download area:

[CCP14 UK Web Mirror] | [Canadian CCP14 Mirror] | [Australian CCP14 Mirror]

Wednesday 1st February 2006

As Part of CCP14 server Admin

Apache Web Server Upgraded to version 2.2.0.

Friday, 20th January 2006

New Web Site Launched
New look web page launched, currently just the front page but will spread to the rest of the site.

For the immediate future the previous version will run in Parallel, and is available here

Any comments or suggestions welcome!

Friday, 6th January 2006

VMRIA Rietveld updated
The Author now considers the present version of VMRIA as more or less completed
Further details available at

6th January 2006

As part of CCP14 Contacts: Due to continued delivery failure and Spam overload the and related contact details have been halted!
The current e-mail address for contacting the ccp14 is

Thursday, 5th January 2006

As part of CCP14 Config: Free to use Search engine Swish-E fixed, this runs along side Google and Yahoo! for local use.