Neutron Diffraction : Contribution to High and Low Resolution Crystallography

  • B. Jacrot
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 126)


The contribution of neutron diffraction to crystallography in molecular biology is essentially due to the difference of the scattering properties of H and D nuclei (1) (-0.37410-12 cm for H and +0.66710-12 cm for D). This characteristic can be used in high resolution work and in low resolution work.


Neutron Diffraction Histone Core Fold Axis Protein Density Position Sensitive Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jacrot
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  1. 1.European Molecular Biology LaboratoryI.L.L.Grenoble CedexFrance

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