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Powder diffraction crystallography of molecular solids

Harris, Kenneth David Maclean 2012. Powder diffraction crystallography of molecular solids. In: Rissanen, Kari ed. Advanced x-ray crystallography, Topics in Current Chemistry, vol. 315. Berlin: Springer, pp. 133-177. (10.1007/128_2011_251)

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Abstract

Many important crystalline solids cannot be prepared as single crystals of suitable size and quality for structural characterization by conventional single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques and can instead be prepared only as microcrystalline powders. However, recent advances in techniques for determining crystal structures directly from powder X-ray diffraction data have created a unique opportunity for establishing structural properties of such materials. This chapter surveys the applications of powder X-ray diffraction across various aspects of structural and materials chemistry, focusing mainly on the opportunities that have emerged in recent years for carrying out complete crystal structure determination from powder X-ray diffraction data and giving particular emphasis to the case of molecular crystal structures. The current scope and future potential of powder X-ray diffraction as a strategy for crystal structure determination are discussed, and examples of applications across several disciplines of materials chemistry are presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Additional Information: DOI for book 10.1007/978-3-642-27407-7
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642274060
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/27596

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