Describes CIF, the data exchange standard of crystallography. Provides: information for scientists who wish to record or use the results of a single-crystal or powder diffraction experiment; the data ontology necessary for designing interoperable computer applications; accompanying software including machine-readable CIF dictionaries, libraries and utility programs.
An essential guide and reference to CIF for programmers, data managers handling crystal-structure information and practising crystallographers.
The name of a publication author. If there are multiple authors, this will be looped with _publ_author_address. The family name(s), followed by a comma and including any dynastic components, precedes the first names or initials.Examples:
|'Bleary, Percival R.'|
|'Van den Bossche, G.'|
|'Ross II, C.R.'|
May appear in list as essential element of loop structure