A question of crystal representation
nop17219 at mail.telepac.pt
Sun Jan 21 18:57:00 EST 2001
A question of crystal representation.
I'm a secondary school teacher here in Portugal. I want to represent a
CuSO4.5H2O crystal rendered in POVRAY for didactical proposes.
If I need to present an organic molecule, I search for a pdb file in the net and
then export it in POVRAY format, make the render image, and then print it in a
transparent film to use in a retroprojector.
With crystals of inorganic compounds I don't know how do the same thing.
My problem is:
-I don't know what software to use (free!) in order to represent crystal
-I don't know what kind of files to use for this propose.
-I don't know where I can get these files (free!).
I tried the "PowderCell" program, but I am unable to get powdercell, xhelx or
ICSD files of CuSO4.5H2O (or maybe others that I'll need). What I did find in
the net was Ortep-3, but I needed a password.
Please, help me.
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