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Three-Dimensional Printing of Ellipsoidal Structures Using Mercury



A description of how to use the Mercury software from the CCDC to print 3-dimensional crystal structures that depict the anisotropic displacement parameters, matching the commonly used ellipsoidal depiction used in scientific papers. Details on how to convert a cif file into a 3D printing data file is included in the main paper, and details on the preparation of that data file for printing on a number of different 3D printers is included in the ESI.


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Supplementary material

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