Fundamentals Of Crystallography

Paperback | March 10, 2011

byCarmelo Giacovazzo, Hugo Luis Monaco, Gilberto Artioli

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Crystallography is an interdisciplinary science covering a wide area, from biology to earth sciences, mathematics and materials science. Its role is growing, owing to the contribution crystallography can offer to the understanding of such diverse fields as biological structures,high-temperature superconductors, mineral properties, and phase transitions. The book describes both the theoretical bases and applications of different areas interacting with crystallography. As with the first and second editions, it is organized as a collection of chapters written by recognizedspecialists, with all contributions being harmonized into a unified whole. The main text is devoted to the presentation of basics; the appendices deal with specialist aspects. In this third edition topics have been updated so as to document the present state of the art: emphasis is placed upon areasof current research. To facilitate learning and make teaching more effective, new illustrations have been introduced. As with the second edition, a software package is included via the book's OUP web site: modern graphics will help users to better understand the basics of this science via three-dimensional images,simulation of experiments, and exercises.

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Crystallography is an interdisciplinary science covering a wide area, from biology to earth sciences, mathematics and materials science. Its role is growing, owing to the contribution crystallography can offer to the understanding of such diverse fields as biological structures,high-temperature superconductors, mineral properties, and...

Carmelo Giacovazzo is full Professor of Mineralogy. He was Director of CNR - IC Institute from 1992 to 2008, President of the European Crystallographic Association from 1997 to 2000, and winner of the European Prize Italgas 1996 for Scientific Research and Innovation; European Crystallographic Association Prize 2003. He is Editor of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:872 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199573662

ISBN - 13:9780199573660

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Table of Contents

1. Symmetry in Crystals2. Crystallographic Computing3. The Diffraction of X-Rays by Crystals4. Beyond Ideal Crystals5. Experimental Methods in X-Ray and Neutron Crystallography6. Solution and Refinement of Crystal Structures7. Inorganic and Mineral Crystals8. Molecules and Molecular Crystals9. Protein Crystallography10. Physical Properties of Crystals

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"... there is a good balance achieved between well-illustrated description and mathematical rigour. Established crystallographers will find it a handy reference manual, while at the same time the text remains accessible and informative reading for undergraduates with an interest incrystallography." --The Times Higher Education Supplement