Crystal Structure Determination (Hardcover)
Highly praised for its practical and insightful approach, this textbook gives a concise introduction to modern crystal structure determination, emphasizing both the crystallographic background and how to actually perform it. The theoretical sections stress comprehension, supported by many illustrations, than to a rigorous derivation of the mathematics. Key measuring techniques, including the use of modern area detectors, 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 recognize and avoid possible errors and traps, and to wisely judge the quality of results. The second edition has been completely updated and extended, especially the chapter on structural interpretation.
From the reviews of the first edition -
"Distinguished by its attention to the practicalities of working with real crystals...a lucid and relatively concise account of modern crystal structure solution ...valuable to anyone who has an interest in crystal structure refinement." The Geological Journal
"Details at great length the inherent pitfalls and errors that one may encounter when calculating crystal structures using new software programs. The author does an excellent job of describing these errors and ways to recognize them when they appear in your calculations..." Mineralium Deposita