Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Powder diffraction crystallography of molecular solids

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

Full text not available from this repository.


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
Related URLs:
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 08:12

Citation Data

Cited 91 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item