Mercury is a smooth-running OS X 3D structure visualization and exploration tool specially made for the exploration of crystal packing and the statistical analysis of CSD research data.
Mercury comes with an intuitive interface from which you have quick and easy access to a wide variety of tools aimed at analyzing crystal structures.
By using Mercury, you will be able to effortlessly generate packing diagrams, perform cuts through the crystal from various directions, define and visualize Miller planes.
In addition, users can easily build and explore complex networks of intermolecular contacts in order to understand and discover the strengths and weaknesses of the visualized structure in addition to identifying the interactions that control the crystal packing.
On top of that, Mercury is capable of displaying space-group symmetry elements, calculate and show voids as well as intermolecular potentials.
You can also perform molecule-based gas phase calculations, visualize and analyze ConQuest substructure searches with user-definable geometric parameters.
Thanks to Mercury's capabilities, users can generate high quality 3D images and export them in various image formats.
Moreover, Mercury can render high-quality ray-traced images using POV-ray.
Here are some key features of "Mercury":
- User-friendly interface
- Numerous analysis and visualization tools
- Statistical tools
- Data analysis tools
- 3D image renderer
- Ability to display only asymmetric unit, by right-clicking on the 3D view, and selecting Packing->"Asymmetric unit"
- Ability to customise the colours of all elements