X-ray Course I: Diffraction Methods

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Georg Roth

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Georg Roth

Professor

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Content:

Single-crystal X-ray diffraction course – structure determination:

  • the crystallographic phase problem
  • structure factor equation
  • Fourier-transform
  • Patterson- and direct methods
  • sample selection
  • practical single crystal data collection
  • data correction
  • structure determination
  • structure refinement
  • structure evaluation

Goals:

Obtain the ability to solve and refine crystal structures from single crystal X-ray-data.

Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of physics, chemistry and mathematics, basics of crystallography.

Literature:

  • Leonid V. Azároff: Elements of x-ray crystallography. McGraw-Hill (1968)
  • George H. Stout; Lyle H. Jensen: X-ray structure determination: a practical guide. 2. ed. Wiley (1989)
  • Glusker, J. P. et al: Crystal structure analysis for chemists and biologists (1994)
  • Massa, W.: Kristallstrukturbestimmung (2001)
  • Schwarzenbach, D.: Kristallographie, Springer (2001)
  • Giacovazzo, C. (ed): Fundamentals of Crystallography (1992)

Audience:

  • M. Sc. Applied Geoscience
  • M. Sc. Materials Science
  • M. Sc. Chemistry
  • M. Sc. Physics

Further info in RWTHonline (WS 18/19):