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Q: If I search for a chemical formula on Citrination, why are there multiple records of the same material?


A: When you search for a chemical formula on Citrination, you may see multiple records of the same chemical because it may be contained in more than one dataset, which contains different property, structure, and/or process information.

Q: What can I do with Citrination's advanced search options?


A: Learn more about Citrination's advanced search options here.

Q: How is data structured on Citrination?


A: All data on Citrination is stored as a Physical Information File, or PIF, a schema designed to impose structure on information about physical systems. You can view PIF documentation at http://citrineinformatics.github.io/pif-documentation/.

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