This textbook gives a concise introduction to modern crystal structure determination, emphasising both its theoretical background and the way it is actually carried out. The theoretical sections are supported by many illustrations, and lay emphasis on a good understanding rather than rigorous mathematics. The most important data collection techniques, and the methods of data reduction, structure solution and refinement are discussed from a practical point of view. Many tips and insights help readers to recognise and avoid possible errors and traps, and to judge the quality of results. The second edition has been considerably updated, especially the chapter on experimental methods, which is now mainly concerned with modern data collection using area-detectors.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2004|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents1 Introduction.- 2 Crystal Lattices.- 3 The Geometry of X-Ray Diffraction.- 4 The Reciprocal Lattice.- 5 Structure Factors.- 6 Crystal Symmetry.- 7 Experimental Methods.- 8 Structure Solution.- 9 Structure Refinement.- 10 Additional Topics.- 11 Errors and Pitfalls.- 12 Interpretation and Presentation of Results.- 13 Crystallographic Databases.- 14 Outline of a Crystal Structure Determination.- 15 Worked Example of a Structure Determination.