Crystals and Crystal Structures

Crystals and Crystal Structures

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Crystals and Crystal Structures is an introductory text for students and others who need to understand the subject without necessarily becoming crystallographers. Using the book will enable students to read scientific papers and articles describing a crystal structure or use crystallographic databases with confidence and understanding. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the subject the book includes a variety of applications as diverse as the relationship between physical properties and symmetry, and molecular and protein crystallography. As well as covering the basics the book contains an introduction to areas of crystallography, such as modulated structures and quasicrystals, and protein crystallography, which are the subject of important and active research. A non-mathematical introduction to the key elements of the subject Contains numerous applications across a variety of disciplines Includes a range of problems and exercises Clear, direct writing style q...the book contains a wealth of information and it fulfils its purpose of providing an interesting and broad introduction to the terpenes.q CHEMISTRY WORLD, February 2007The text is not focused upon one subset of crystal types, but covers both simple inorganic and organic structures and complex proteins. ... These and other areas of current crystallographic research cannot be ignored by students of science or engineering. ... Chapter 5 is focussed upon how to build or display a crystal structure given the information normally available in databases, viz. space group, unit cell and atom positions. A reader ... The answers are given at the end of the chapter.

Title:Crystals and Crystal Structures
Author:Richard J. D. Tilley
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2006-08-14


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