Crystal Structure Analysis

Crystal Structure Analysis : Principles and Practice

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This text focuses on the practical aspects of crystal structure analysis, and provides the necessary conceptual framework for understanding and applying the technique. By choosing an approach that avoids undue emphasis on the mathematics involved, the book gives practical advice on topics such as growing crystals, solving and refining structures, and understanding and using the results. The technique described is a core experimental method in modern structural
chemistry, and plays an ever more important role in the careers of final-year undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral and academic staff in chemistry.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 161 x 241 x 19mm | 569g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • numerous line figures, 2 halftones
  • 019850618X
  • 9780198506188

Table of contents

Preface ; Acknowledgements ; 1. A basic introduction to x-ray crystallography ; 2. Crystal growth, evaluation and mounting ; 3. Symmetry and space group determination ; 4. Background theory for data collection ; 5. Data collection using four-circle diffractometers ; 6. Area detectors ; 7. Fourier syntheses ; 8. Structure determination by Patterson methods ; 9. Direct methods of crystal structure determination ; 10. An introduction to maximum entropy ; 11. Least squares fitting of parameters ; 12. Practical aspects of structure refinement ; 13. The derivation of results ; 14. The interpretation of results ; 15. The presentation of results ; 16. The Crystallographic Information File (CIF) ; 17. Crystallographic databases ; 18. Other topics ; A. Useful mathematics and formulae ; B. A short crystallographic dictionary ; C. Answers to the exercises
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Graduate students, lecturers, and professionals in crystallography, solid state chemistry, condensed matter physics, structural biology, and materials science, will find the thrust of this book exciting ... Professionals in the field would be morally and professionally remiss if they failed to read, consult and discuss this volume with students and colleagues. Amongst several features contributing towards making the book an important acquisition are: comprehensive
and up-to-date character; emphasis on practical aspects of the topic; inclusion of many worked examples and problems; and an abundance of illustrative material throughout. * Current Engineering Practice * ... perhaps the most comprehensive and easy to use introduction to fundamental theory and techniques of structure analysis by X-ray diffraction, to appear from the world's scientific and technical publishing to date. It will be an invaluable reference to X-ray crystallographers, practitioners of X-ray analysis and all those involved in materials characterization. * Current Engineering Practice * This textbook should definitely be considered for use in introductory courses in X-ray structure determination as it provides a good framework for course organization. The concise treatment of the material (all of small-molecule X-ray crystallography in 265 pages) will work well when supplemented with lectures and additional class discussions. * Acta Crystallographica * The book is very well written, has an excellent organization of material and is filled with many illustrative examples of the subject matter. * Acta Crystallographica *
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