Author: Christian Bök

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552451199

Category: Science

Page: 157

View: 7584

Crystallography is the mineral science whose name means 'lucid writing.' Long out of print, but now available again in an elegant revised edition, this extraordinary work of avant-garde literature explores the boundary between science and poetry, suggesting that to write with clarity in either discipline involves the most intense thought, much like an act of 'lucid dreaming.' The book reveals that, within the sediment of everyday language, poems are the crystalline formations. -- Back cover.

Introduction to Crystallography

Author: Donald E. Sands

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136809

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 8114

Clear, concise explanation of logical development of basic crystallographic concepts. Topics include crystals and lattices, symmetry, x-ray diffraction, and more. Problems, with answers. 114 illustrations. 1969 edition.


A Very Short Introduction

Author: A. M. Glazer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198717598

Category: Science

Page: 140

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Crystals have fascinated us for centuries with their beauty and symmetry, and have often been invested with magical powers. The use of X-ray diffraction, first pioneered in 1912 by father and son William and Lawrence Bragg, enabled us to probe the structure of molecules, and heralded the scientific study of crystals, leading to an understanding of their atomic arrangements at a fundamental level. The new discipline, called X-ray crystallography, has subsequently evolved into a formidable science that underpins many other scientific areas. Starting from the determination of the structures of very simple crystals, such as that of common salt, today it has become almost routine to determine the positions of tens of thousands of atoms in a crystal. In this Very Short Introduction Mike Glazer shows how the discoveries in crystallography have been applied to the creation of new and important materials, to drugs and pharmaceuticals and to our understanding of genetics, cell biology, proteins, and viruses. Tracing the history of crystallography, he analyses astonishing developments in new sources of X-rays, as well as of neutrons, and in electron microscopy, and considers the impact they have on the study of crystals today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Author: Walter Borchardt-Ott

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662006081

Category: Science

Page: 303

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As a self-study guide, course primer or teaching aid, Bor- chardt-Ott's Crystallography is the perfect textbook for students and teachers alike. In fact, it can be used by chemists, mineralogists, physicists and geologists. Based on the author's more than 20 years of teaching experience, the book has numerous line drawings designed especially for the text and a large number of exercises - with solutions - at the end of each chapter. The fourth edition of the original German text has been translated into English for an international readership. The heart of the book is firmly fixed in geometrical crystallography. It is from the concept of the space lattice that symmetry operations, Bravais lattices, space groups and point groups are all developed. Molecular symmetry and crystal formsare treated. Much emphasis is placed on the correspondence between point groups and space groups. The sections on crystal chemistry and X-ray diffraction are intended as an introduction to these fields.

Fundamentals of Crystallography

Author: Carmelo Giacovazzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198509585

Category: Science

Page: 825

View: 2597

Crystallography and structure theory have recently received increasing interest due to their role in understanding biological structures, high-temperature superconductors, and effects on mineral properties related to changes in temperature and pressure. This text offers an account of the wide range of crystallography in various branches of science.The fundamentals, the most frequently used procedures, and experimental techniques are all described, and a number of appendices are devoted to more specialist aspects. The book is an updated edition with emphasis on the range of topical applications. Illustrations should help to clarify the subject matter. To provide a better understanding of the basics of crystallography, a compact disk has been added to this edition, offering the facilities of modern graphics to simulate experiments, show complex images, and provide a number of exercises.

The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction

Author: Christopher Hammond

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198505525

Category: Science

Page: 331

View: 3414

A classic textbook providing a clear and comprehensive introduction to the topic of crystallography and diffraction for undregraduate and beginning graduate students and lecturers in physics, chemistry, materials and earth sciences. For this second edition the existing material has been throughly updated.

Introduction to Macromolecular Crystallography

Author: Alexander McPherson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210638

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 5426

A comprehensive and approachable introduction to crystallography — now updated in a valuable new edition The Second Edition of this well-received book continues to offer the most concise, authoritative, and easy-to-follow introduction to the field of crystallography. Dedicated to providing a complete, basic presentation of the subject that does not assume a background in physics or math, the book's content flows logically from basic principles to methods, such as those for solving phase problems, interpretation of Patterson maps and the difference Fourier method, the fundamental theory of diffraction and the properties of crystals, and applications in determining macromolecular structure. This new edition includes a vast amount of carefully updated materials, as well as two completely new chapters on recording and compiling X-ray data and growing crystals of proteins and other macromolecules. Richly illustrated throughout to clarify difficult concepts, this book takes a non-technical approach to crystallography that is ideal for professionals and graduate students in structural biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and molecular biology who are studying the subject for the first time.


Author: A. Goel

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788183561709

Category: Crystallography

Page: 354

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Contents: Chemical Crystallography and Liquid Crystals, Molecular Spectrum and Atomic Spectrum, Magnetochemistry and Magnetic Properties of Substances, Electric Properties of Molecules and Dipole Moment.

X-Ray Crystallography of Biomacromolecules

A Practical Guide

Author: Albrecht Messerschmidt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527609679

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 6388

Written by one of the most significant contributors to the progress of protein crystallography, this practical guide contains case studies, a troubleshooting section and pointers on data interpretation. It covers the theory, practice and latest achievements in x-ray crystallography, such that any researcher in structural biology will benefit from this extremely clearly written book. Part A covers the theoretical basis and such experimental techniques as principles of x-ray diffraction, solutions for the phase problem and time-resolved x-ray crystallography. Part B includes case studies for different kinds of x-ray crystal structure determination, such as the MIRAS and MAD techniques, molecular replacement, and the difference Fourier technique.

Structural Electron Crystallography

Author: D.L. Dorset

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306450495

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 3879

Drawing on the work of B.K. Vainshtein and others, this account of the technique used in modern structural research emphasizes the quantitative determination of crystal structures from electron diffraction data. The first five chapters provide an overview of quantitative crystallography using the el

Crystallography Made Crystal Clear

A Guide for Users of Macromolecular Models

Author: Gale Rhodes

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0323137784

Category: Science

Page: 202

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Crystallography Made Crystal Clear is designed to meet the need for an X-ray analysis that is between brief textbook sections and complete treatments. The book provides non-crystallographers with an intellectually satisfying explanation of the principles of how protein models are gleaned from X-ray analysis. The understanding of these concepts will foster wise use of the models, including the recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of pictures or computer graphics. Since proteins comprise the majority of the mass of macromolecules in cells and carry out biologically important tasks, the book will be of interest to biologists. Provides accessible descriptions of principles of x-ray crystallography, built on simple foundations for anyone with a basic science background Leads the reader through clear, thorough, unintimidating explanations of the mathematics behind crystallography Explains how to read crystallography papers in research journals If you use computer-generated models of proteins or nucleic acids for: Studying molecular interactions Designing ligands, inhibitors, or drugs Engineering new protein functions Interpreting chemical, kinetic, thermodynamic, or spectroscopic data Studying protein folding Teaching macromolecule structure,and if you want to read new structure papers intelligently; become a wiser user of macromolecular models; and want to introduce undergraduates to the important subject of x-ray crystallography, then this book is for you.

Crystallography Applied to Solid State Physics

Author: A. R. Verma,O. N. Srivastava

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122403213

Category: Crystallography

Page: 464

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A Course On Crystallography Is A Necessary Beginning For All Solid State Physics Courses, Since The Student Must Have A Clear Concept Of The Crystallographic Methods And Principles Before Proceeding To Learn The Physics Of Solids. The Present Authors Have Earlier Written The Book Entitled Crystallography For The Solid State Physics (Wiley 1982). The Book Proved Very Popular With The Students And Reviewers Also Highly Commended The Book, (E.G. One Of The Reviewers Termed It As A Treasure Chest Of Knowledge In Crystallography). However, It Has Been Felt That Solid State Physics Component In The Earlier Book Was Rather Too Little In Content. The Present Book Is An Attempt To Enlarge This Content So As To Provide Solid State Portion Its Due Share. To Accomplish This Already Existing Chapters On Solid State Have Been Enlarged And Some New Chapters Have Been Added. The Book S Intended To Serve As An Introductory Text For All Graduate And Undergraduate Students Whose Eventual Aim Is To Specialise In Solid State Physics.

International Tables for Crystallography, Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Tables

Author: E. Prince

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402019009

Category: Science

Page: 1032

View: 996

The International Tables for Crystallography are jointly published with the International Union of Crystallography. Each print volume can be purchased individually. In addition the complete set of Vol A-G is available both in print and online (see right hand column).The purpose of Volume C is to provide the mathematical, physical and chemical information needed for experimental studies in structural crystallography. The volume covers all aspects of experimental techniques, using all three principal radiation types, from the selection and mounting of crystals and production of radiation, through data collection and analysis, to interpretation of results. As such, it is an essential source of information for all workers using crystallographic techniques in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, earth sciences and molecular biology. Eleven chapters have been revised, corrected or updated for the third edition.International Tables for personal use can be purchased at a discount. Contact Customer Service for further information and to place an order.

X-ray Crystallography

Author: William Clegg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198700970

Category: X-ray crystallography

Page: 128

View: 9660

The renowned Oxford Chemistry Primers series, which provides focused introductions to a range of important topics in chemistry, has been refreshed and updated to suit the needs of today's students, lecturers, and postgraduate researchers. The rigorous, yet accessible, treatment of each subject area is ideal for those wanting a primer in a given topic to prepare them for more advanced study or research. Moreover, cutting-edge examples and applications throughout the texts show the relevance of the chemistry being described to current research and industry. Learning features provided in the primers, including questions at the end of every chapter and interactive online MCQs, encourage active learning and promote understanding. Furthermore, frequent diagrams, margin notes, further reading, and glossary definitions all help to enhance a student's understanding of these essential areas of chemistry. This primer provides a succinct account of the technique of X-ray crystallography for determining structure in the solid state. Engaging examples of practical applications are described throughout, emphasising the importance of this field to modern research and industry. Furthermore, end of chapter exercises and online multiple choice questions enable students to test their own understanding of the subject. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany X-Ray Crystallography features: For registered adopters of the text: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Downloadable CIF data files * Multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning * Full worked solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises

Protein Crystallography

A Concise Guide

Author: Eaton E. Lattman,Patrick J. Loll

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801896843

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 3688

The crisp writing style and simple illustrations will provide beginner crystallographers with a guide to the process of unraveling protein structure.

International Tables for Crystallography

Author: Vojtěch Kopský,Daniel B. Litvin

Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1402007159

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 4053

The International Tables for Crystallography are jointly published with the International Union of Crystallography. Each print volume can be purchased individually. In addition the complete set of Vol A-G is available both in print and online (see right hand column). International Tables for Crystallography, Volume E, Subperiodic groups covers the seven frieze groups, the 75 rod groups and the 80 layer groups. The information tabulated for these groups is identical in format and content as that given for the 230 space groups in Volume A. In addition, scanning tables are given for each of the 230 space groups. These scanning tables give the largest subgroup of the space group that leaves the given plane invariant. The use of the scanning tables is shown in determining the symmetry of domain walls. Volume E has been reviewed by R. Gould (Crystallography News, No. 85, June 2003, p. 13). International Tables for personal use can be purchased at a discount. Contact Customer Service for further information and to place an order.