Downs Robert, University of Arizona

XtalDraw is interactive Windows-based software that draws crystal and molecular structures as ball and stick, polyhedral, and thermal ellipsoid representations. The software comes with a large set of datafiles and can read the XtalDraw datafiles, but it can also read the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database data files. The site features images and animations of crystal structures, and the software can be freely downloaded from the site.

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth