Crystal Structure Analysis: Principles and Practice

Paperback | July 15, 2009

EditorWilliam CleggbyAlexander J. Blake, Jacqueline M. Cole

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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 does not put too much emphasis on the mathematics involved, the book gives practical advice ontopics 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 graduate students, postdoctoral and academic staffin chemistry, and final-year undergraduates.Much of the material of the first edition has been significantly updated and expanded, and some new topics have been added. The approach to several of the topics has changed, reflecting the book's new authorship, and recent developments in the subject.

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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 does not put too much emphasis on the mathematics involved, the book gives practical advice ontopics such as growing crystals, solving and r...

William Clegg is Formerly Wissenschaftlicher Assistant at the University of Gottingen in Germany, two Joint Appointments at Daresbury Laboratory, Founding Joint Editor of Acta Crystallographica Section E, BCA Council Member, RSC Corday-Morgan Medal 1985. Alexander J Blake is Formerly Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, pre...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:July 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199219478

ISBN - 13:9780199219476

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Table of Contents

1. Main: Introduction to diffraction2. Clegg: Introduction to symmetry and diffraction3. Blake: Crystal growth and evaluation4. Clegg: Space group determination5. Cole: Background theory for data collection6. Blake: Practical aspects of data collection7. Blake: Practical aspects of data processing8. Clegg: Fourier syntheses9. Clegg: Patterson syntheses for structure determination10. Main: Direct methods of crystal structure determination11. Main: An introduction to maximum entropy12. Main: Least squares fitting of parameters13. Watkin: Refinement of crystal structures14. Evans: Analysis of extended inorganic structures15. Parsons and Clegg: The derivation of results16. Parsons and Clegg: Random and systematic errors17. Evans: Powder diffraction18. Parsons: Introduction to twinning19. Blake: The presentation of results20. Blake: The Crystallographic Information File (CIF)21. Cole: Crystallographic databases22. Clegg: X-ray and neutron sourcesMain: Appendix A: Useful mathematics and formulaeAppendix B: Questions and answers

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"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