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 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 »


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.

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.