Structure Determination by X-ray Crystallography

  • Mark Ladd
  • Rex Palmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 1-50
  3. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 51-116
  4. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 117-211
  5. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 213-287
  6. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 289-333
  7. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 335-419
  8. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 421-518
  9. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 519-565
  10. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 567-614
  11. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 615-679
  12. Mark Ladd, Rex Palmer
    Pages 681-713
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 715-819

About this book


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.


X-Ray crystal crystallography diffraction mining

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Ladd
    • 1
  • Rex Palmer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of SurreyGuildfordEngland
  2. 2.Department of CrystallographyBirkbeck College, University of LondonLondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47454-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0101-5
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