X-ray Structure Determination with Powders

  • Mark Ladd
  • Rex Palmer


Since the earlier editions of this book, developments have taken place with the x-ray examination of polycrystalline materials that have led to complete structure determinations of medium-sized molecules, with up to 60 atoms in the asymmetric unit. It is appropriate, therefore, to include a short account of this topic in the present edition. Further, more detailed discussions of powder methods can be found in the literature.a,b,c


Benzene Cadmium Manganese Zeolite Hexagonal 


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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

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