Crystallography Matters!

Resources for crystallographic education

Crystal structure analysis using the 'superposition' - and 'complementary' - structures

Ernst Höhne and Leo Kutschabsky

Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Zentralinstitut für physikalische Chemie, 1199 Berlin-Adlershof, Rudower Chaussee 5, Germany

Teaching aims

  • Broad: To illustrate and illuminate the relation between diffraction pattern and crysyal structure, and to draw together direct and vector methods.
  • Specific: To provide a method for solving structures when standard methods fail.




Sound understanding of the theory, combined with practical experience, of the standard methods of structure solution.

Practical resources

Computing aid highly desirable.

Time required

A heavy and demanding course requiring an estimated 8 hours.