macromolecular crystal

macromolecular crystal

A crystalline solid in which its atoms are linked together by covalent bonds.

Examples
Carbon/diamond, boron nitride, silicon carbide.
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Travis Gallagher (1990-present) Protein and DNA crystallography, protein science, diffraction phase determination, macromolecular crystal growth,
For macromolecular crystals (canavalin, thaumatin and lipase), hollow cores are observed in some cases (Kutnetsov, et al., 1999 and Land, et al., 1995) and not observed in other cases due to the small value of the elastic energy associated with the dislocation (e.g.
AFM studies of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of macromolecular crystals. Journal of Crystal Growth, 196: 489-502.
(a subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Corp.) to create macromolecular crystals aboard the International Space Station using LabChip technology.