Crystal Structure Analysis: A Primer

Paperback | July 10, 2010

byJenny Pickworth Glusker, Kenneth N. Trueblood

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This book aims to explain how and why the detailed three-dimensional architecture of molecules can be determined by an analysis of the diffraction patterns obtained when X rays or neutrons are scattered by the atoms in single crystals. Part I deals with the nature of the crystalline state,diffraction generally, and diffraction by crystals in particular, and, briefly, the experimental procedures that are used. Part II examines the problem of converting the experimentally obtained data into a model of the atomic arrangement that scattered these beams. Part III is concerned with thetechniques for refining the approximate structure to the degree warranted by the experimental data. It also describes the many types of information that can be learned by modern crystal structure analysis. There is a glossary of terms used and several appendixes to which most of the mathematicaldetails have been relegated.

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This book aims to explain how and why the detailed three-dimensional architecture of molecules can be determined by an analysis of the diffraction patterns obtained when X rays or neutrons are scattered by the atoms in single crystals. Part I deals with the nature of the crystalline state,diffraction generally, and diffraction by crys...

Jenny Pickworth Glusker took her doctorate at Oxford, before moving to the US for postdoctoral work at the California Institute of Technology in 1955. She is now Senior Member Emeritus at the Institute for Cancer Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pe...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:July 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199576351

ISBN - 13:9780199576357

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Table of Contents

I:Crystals and Diffraction1. Introduction2. Crystals3. Diffraction4. Experimental MeasurementsII: Diffraction Patterns and Their Analysis5. The Diffraction Pattern Obtained6. The Phase Problem7. Symmetry and Space Groups8. The Derivation of Trial Structures: I. Analytical Methods of Direct Phase Determination9. The Derivation of Trial Structures: II. Patterson, Heavy Atom, and Isomorphous Replacement Methods10. Anomalous Dispersion and Absolute ConfigurationIII: Structure Refinement and Structural Information11. Refinement of the Trial Structure12. Structural Parameters: Analysis of Results13. Micro- and Noncrystalline Structures14. Outline of a Crystal Structure Determination