Preparation of Magnetically Oriented Specimens for Diffraction Experiments

  • Lee Makowski
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 51)


Macromolecular assemblies that are exceedingly anisotropic in shape present substantial problems for structural analysis using diffraction techniques. The subunits that make up these structures are frequently difficult to crystallize, and when they do, may take on conformations in the crystal that are distinct from their conformation in the assembly. Structural analysis of the intact assemblies suffers from the fact that the assemblies cannot, in general, be crystallized. Consequently, noncrystalline specimens must be used for structural studies.


Magnetic Field Particle Orientation Aromatic Side Chain Diamagnetic Susceptibility Magnetic Orientation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee Makowski
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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