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crystallography

 [kris″tah-log´rah-fe]
the science dealing with the study of crystals.
x-ray crystallography the determination of the three-dimensional structure of molecules by means of diffraction patterns produced by x-rays of crystals of the molecules.

crys·tal·log·ra·phy

(kris'tăl-log'ră-fē),
The study of the shape and atomic structure of crystals.

crystallography

(kris″tă-log′ră-fē) [ crystal + -graphy]
The study of crystals. It is useful, for example, in examining complex molecules (e.g., DNA) or the components of kidney stones.

crystallography

the science dealing with the study of crystals.

x-ray crystallography
the determination of the three-dimensional structure of molecules by means of diffraction patterns produced by x-rays.
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Like crystallographers, Foldit players manipulate amino acids to figure out a protein's structure based on their own puzzle-solving intuition.
The facility and support services enable crystallographers to access state-of-the-art equipment that will optimize the cryocooling of their crystals, while reducing or eliminating the need for cryoprotectants.
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The structures of thousands of molecules have now been solved by crystallographers using Hauptman's direct methods, and many new molecular structures are added to the list each year.
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The discovery of polytypism, first in the kaolinite minerals (Hendricks, 1939) and later in micas (Heinrich and Levinson, 1955), and the following refinement of crystal structures in all groups of phyllosilicates and their polytypes was a result of a cooperation among physicists, crystallographers, chemists and mineralogists in later decades (see literature compiled by Konta, 2000).
Crystallographers have remained at the forefront of computation-intensive programming ever since.
This edition includes new editions of Volumes A1 and E, making International Tables the most up-to-date, dynamic, and comprehensive reference work available to crystallographers, and to all those who use crystallography across a wide range of fields.
In collaboration with crystallographers and medicinal chemists we aim to improve the potency and specificity of these drugs and to use them to study the anti-HIV-1 innate immune response.
When protein crystallographers determine the structure of a new protein, they deposit the results in a public database called the Protein DataBank (PDB).
In the context of a reflection of this kind the uncertain hypotheses with which crystallographers have responded to the pentagonal structure of the rapidly cooled aluminium-manganese alloy may possibly be attributed a much wider significance than might be surmised at first sight from the limited scope of their object of research.
With Gopalan and Litvin's new "rotation-reversal" symmetry, crystallographers now have 17,807 patterns to look for when trying to characterize a material's 3-D structure.