A question of crystal representation

Yuegang Zhang yz9 at acsu.buffalo.edu
Tue Jan 23 16:56:02 EST 2001


Hi, Luis,
    I recommend you to use the Weblab Viewer Lite and
ActiveX in your teaching.
    You can download them for free from the following 
web site.
http://www.msi.com/life/products/weblab/viewer/
    The advantage is you can rotate your molecules,
measure bond distances, render in different colors
in your Powerpoint show when you give presentation.
I believe that will make your students greatly 
impressed and love chmeistry very much!
Regards, Yuegang
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Luis Ferreira wrote:

> 
> 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
> structures.
> -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.
> 
> Luis Ferreira
> 
> 

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