Theories and Techniques of Crystal Structure Determination

Hardcover | June 7, 2007

byUri Shmueli

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This concise book is for chemists, material scientists, and physicists who deal with description of crystalline matter and the determination of its structure, and would like to gain more understanding of the principles involved. The main purpose of the book is to introduce the reader toprinciples of crystallographic symmetry, to discuss some traditional, as well as modern, experimental techniques, to formulate the phase problem of crystallography, and present in some detail the methods for its indirect and direct solution which are indispensable for further work. The book alsocontains discussions of structure-factor statistics, of value for resolving space-group ambiguities, and atomic displacement parameters which form an inseparable part of the structure. A discussion of the refinement of structural parameters, conventional, constrained and restrained, concludes thebook. Derivations are, as far as possible, self contained and wherever mathematical detail might disrupt the line of reasoning the reader is referred to one of four appendices present in the book. The book is of course valuable for students of crystallography at a graduate and upper undergraduatelevel. No previous course on crystallography is a prerequisite for graduates in the above fields.

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This concise book is for chemists, material scientists, and physicists who deal with description of crystalline matter and the determination of its structure, and would like to gain more understanding of the principles involved. The main purpose of the book is to introduce the reader toprinciples of crystallographic symmetry, to discus...

Uri Shmueli Professor Emeritus School of Chemistry Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv University 1966 - Present The Author's selected contributions to crystallography can be found in his short C.V. at the URL http://crystal.tau.ac.il/xtal/ushmueli/shmueli.html Editor of Volume B of International Tables for Crystallography, from 1983; ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.59 inPublished:June 7, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Symmetry in Crystals: Fundamentals2. Point Groups and Lattice Types3. Space-Group Symmetry4. X-ray Diffraction Techniques5. The Structure Factor and the Electron Density6. The Patterson Function7. Structure-Factor Statistics8. Direct Methods9. Atomic Displacement Parameters10. Refinement of Structural ParametersAppendicesSome Geometrical ConsiderationsFundamentals of Tensor NotationBasic Notions from the Theory of ProbabilityThe Discrete Fourier Transform Method

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