About International Centre for Diffraction Data
Over the past 72 years, our mission has focused on meeting the needs of the scientific community through the publication of the Powder Diffraction File™ and by providing forums for the exchange of ideas and information. Release 2013 of the Powder Diffraction File™ databases boasts over 770,000 entries. These material identification databases, designed for rapid materials identification, are interfaced with diffractometers and data analysis systems of the world’s leading software developers and manufacturers of X-ray equipment. For the pharmaceutical market, ICDD offers the PDF-4/Organics database for materials identification of organics and organometallics and hosts the Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium. We further promote the application of materials characterization methods by sponsoring the Denver X-ray Conference; its proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis and the journal, Powder Diffraction.