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.CIF File Extension

File Type 1Easy CD Creator Disk Image

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CategoryDisk Image Files

What is a CIF file?

CD disc image format created by Corel and used by Roxio Easy CD Creator (now Roxio Creator); mounts as a physical CD in Windows and is viewable in "My Computer;" often used for creating backup copies of CDs.

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Updated 5/26/2009

File Type 2Crystallographic Information File

DeveloperInternational Union of Crystallography
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CategoryData Files

.CIF File Association 2

Crystallographic data exchange format developed by the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr); contains categories of crystallographic data used for archiving and distributing purposes.

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The format was adopted in 1990 as a standard file structure and is regularly used for reporting crystal structure determinations. The CIF file contains data categories, such as _audit_, _atom_, _cell_, _database_, and _refine_. These categories contain information, including the CIF creation, atom type properties, cell parameters, data specified by the database managers, and data describing structure refinement parameters.

Programs that open CIF files

Updated 12/18/2014

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