By (author) Sander van Smaalen
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Incommensurate Crystallography by Sander van Smaalen
Book DescriptionFor many years it was believed that translational symmetry would be the fundamental property of crystal structures of natural and synthetic compounds. It is now recognised that many compounds crystallise without translational symmetry of their atomic structures. "Incommensurate Crystallography" gives a comprehensive account of the superspace theory for the description of crystal structures and symmetries of these incommensurately modulated crystals and incommensurate composite crystals. It thus provides the necessary background for quantitative analysis of incommensurate crystals by methods in Solid State Chemistry and Solid State Physics. The second half of "Incommensurate Crystallography" is devoted to crystallographic methods of structural analysis of incommensurate compounds. Thorough accounts are given of the diffraction by incommensurate crystals, the choice of parameters in structure refinements, and the use of superspace in analysing crystal structures. The presentation of methods of structure determination includes modern methods like the Maximum Entropy Method and Charge Flipping.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198570820
(230mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book fully describes the structures and symmetries of incommensurately modulated crystals and composite crystals. It provides a complete presentation of crystallographic methods of structural analysis in incommensurate crystals, providing the necessary background for a skilled application of superspace methods to aperiodic crystals.
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Author Biography - Sander van Smaalen
Between 1996 and 2005 Sander van Smaalen was member of the Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), and between 1999 and 2005 he was the Chairman of this Commission. Since 2000 Sander van Smaalen is co-Editor of Acta Crystallographica B.
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