Crystallography Reports

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 155–157 | Cite as

First Russian Crystallographic Congress: From Convergence of Sciences to Nature-Like Technologies

  • M. V. Koval’chuk


For the last 100 years, crystallography has passed a complex and interesting way: from descriptive mineralogy; through chemistry, chemical analysis, and new crystal growth technologies; to physics (X-ray diffraction analysis, physical materials science) and then to biology and protein crystallography. Actually, the starting point in the development of modern crystallography is the discovery of X-ray diffraction. Specifically X rays revealed the complex, three-dimensional, and periodic structure of all materials surrounding us.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography, Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics,”Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute,”MoscowRussia

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