How to get CRYSTAL

CRYSTAL Licences

CRYSTAL17 is distributed according to two basic licences:
  • Serial/parallel for Unix/Linux/MacOSx
  • Serial Windows
for Academic, Private Companies, Computer Centres and Government sectors.

The license includes CRYSPLOT a modern and flexible online tool that make CRYSTAL more user-friendly. It permits the modification and customization of plots to meet the standards required for scientific graphics.

The basic licence for Unix/Linux/MacOSx can be extended by including:
  • MPP - An enhanced massive parallel version of the code to allow users to reach an improved scaling in parallel executing on supercomputing resources (suitable for more than 64 processors).
  • CRYSCOR - (for CRYSTAL14/09 only) Local second order Møller-Plesset Perturbation Theory - LMP2 for 1D-, 2D- and 3D-periodic non-conducting systems.  CRYSCOR website »

Choose your sector to start the purchase


Universities, degree granting, public institutions.

Academic UK

People belonging to academic institutions based in UK.

Private Companies

Private companies and profit-making institutions.

Computer Centres

Computer Centres serving no-profit communities. Pricing does not apply to Supercomputer Centers and Centers serving more than one site. Contact us for more information.


Non-academic, no-profit government agencies and laboratories.

Special Discount

CRYSTAL14 academic owners are entitled to a discount of 50% on the basic license CRYSTAL17.
The discount is automatically calculated if you use the same account with which you purchased CRYSTAL14, otherwise please contact us.