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A new version of Mercury is available

New Features in Mercury 1.5

o This version of Mercury requires a full, evaluation or classroom CSD System licence in order to run. The CCDC will continue to maintain and distribute a free version of Mercury.
A new version of Mercury is available http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/products/csd_system/mercury_csd/
New features include:-

o The scrolling list of structures on the right-hand side of the Mercury window has been replaced by a tree-view that shows all the files that have been loaded in the current session, and allows easy navigation between them.

o It is now possible to run Mogul geometry checks from within Mercury, e.g. to validate the intramolecular geometries of newly determined crystal structures and identify unusual geometric features.

o The ability to display space-group symmetry elements has been included.

o A display style manager that contains pre-defined styles (for presentations, publication etc.) is now available. The style manager also provides a mechanism for creating and modifying sets of mercury display styles. Individual styles can saved to disk, with the extension *.msd (Mercury Style Definition).

o Mercury can now read and write XYZ format files. See http://openbabel.sourceforge.net/wiki/XYZ

o A new "Recent files" sub-menu displays the 10 most-recently opened files. This list of files is remembered between Mercury sessions.

o The radius can now be specified when hydrogens are drawn as fixed-size spheres in ellipsoid display style.

o Temperature factors and ANISOU records are now read from PDB files, allowing atomic displacement ellipsoids from PDB files to be displayed in Mercury.

o A new "Element colours..." option has been added, to allow the colours of approximately 25 commonly-used elements to be defined.

o The literature reference field under the Structures tab in the "More Info" dialog now contains a clickable hyperlink to the original literature source, when viewing CSD entries that which have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

o Atom ESDs can now be displayed in the "Atoms" spreadsheet.

o Various improvements have been made to simulated powder diffraction patterns including: The facility to save Reflection lists (in files named *.hkl). Support for a second wavelength to be used. Options have been added for preferred orientation. Display of the coordinates of the mouse cursor position. Anisotropic Atomic Displacement Parameters are now taken into account.
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