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Published: 01 August 2013

464 Pages | 203 b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780199659845

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Early Days of X-ray Crystallography

André Authier

  • Celebrates the centenary of the discovery of X-ray diffraction, and coincides with the award of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for studies with X-ray crystallography
  • Reviews the early development of crystallography, the discovery of X-ray diffraction, and the first applications of X-ray crystallography in chemistry, material science, physics, mineralogy, and biology
  • Enlivened with many anecdotes and over 50 inserts with biographical notes and portraits of the most important crystallographers of the period
  • Numerous quotes from the writings of the main actors of the story tell how their discoveries were made and convey the spirit of their time

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