I was highly flattered when I was asked by Mark Ladd and Rex Palmer if I would write the Foreword to this Fourth Edition of their book. "Ladd & Palmer" is such a well-known and classic book on the subject of crystal structure determination, one of the standards in the field: I did feel daunted by the prospect, and wondered if I could do justice to it. The determination of crystal structures by X-ray crystallography has come a long way since the 1912 discoveries of von Laue and the Braggs. In the intervening years great advances have been made, so that today it is almost taken for granted that crystal structures can be determined in which hundreds, if not thousands, of sepa rate atomic positions can be found with apparent ease. In the early years the struc tures of relatively simple materials, such as the alkali halides, were often argued over and even disputed, whereas today we routinely see published structures of most complex molecular crystals, including the structures of viruses and proteins.
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This book is an account of crystal symmetry and optical and e-ray diffraction techniques for examining single crystals. It includes the solution of crystal structures by the current methods, worked examples of crystal structure determination, problems and solutions for each chapter.About the Author:
MICK INKPEN's books starring Kipper have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than twenty languages. His more recent titles include Kipper's A to Z, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and an ABA's Pick of the Lists, and Kipper and Roly. Mr. Inkpen lives in Suffolk, England.
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Book Description Springer, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110306474549
Book Description Springer, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4th. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0306474549