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Discussion on a new item for the core CIF dictionary

  • To: Distribution list of the IUCr COMCIFS Core Dictionary Maintenance Group <coredmg@iucr.org>
  • Subject: Discussion on a new item for the core CIF dictionary
  • From: David Brown <idbrown@mcmaster.ca>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:14:33 -0400
Dear Colleagues,

This email is being circulated to the core CIF Dictionary Management Group for comment and possible approval.

Brian Toby has suggested the addition of a new item for the core CIF dictionary.  This is diffrn_radiation_wavelength_type.  The proposed description is:

    _name                      '_diffrn_radiation_wavelength_type'
    _category                    diffrn_radiation_wavelength
    _type                        char
    _list                        both
    _list_reference            '_diffrn_radiation_wavelength_id'
    loop_ _example               'Cu K\a'        'Cu K\a~1~'
                                 'Cu K-L~2,3~'   white-beam
;              The type of the radiation. This is used to give a description
               of the nature of the radiation corresponding to
               a particular wavelength used in the diffraction pattern. 
               It is typically a description of the X-ray wavelength in Siegbahn

This item contains the same information as _diffrn_radiation_type which cannot be looped.  By adding _*_type to the diffrn_radiation_wavelength category it becomes possible to loop the radiation type together with the corresponding wavelength, viz:

      1   1.54056 'K\\a~1~'
      2   1.54439 'K\\a~2~'

This item will be open for review for six weeks ending on 11 November 2013. Comments should be send to the core CIF dmg at coredmg@iucr.org.   If no comments are received by that time it will be assumed that there are no objections and this item will be added to the core CIF dictionary.

David Brown
Chair Core CIF Dictionary Management Group

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