Crystallography around the world: Turkey

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 Ulusal Kristalografi Derneği | Turkish National Crystallographic Association

Turkey

Category I

Adhering Body

Ulusal Kristalografi Dernegi

Secretary of National Committee

L.T. YILDIRIM,  Department of Engineering Physics, Haceteppe University, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey

National Committee

F.B. KAYNAK (Chair)
L.T. YILDIRIM

This information last updated: 28 Sep 2018

The following crystallographers in Turkey are registered in the World Directory of Crystallographers.

(IUCr) crystallographers in Turkey

111 entries found

  • Adiguzel, Professor Dr Osman Professor. Prof.Dr. Osman ADIGUZEL, Firat University, Department of Physics, 23169 ELAZIG, Turkey.
  • Akkurt, Professor Dr Mehmet Professor. Department of Physics, Erciyes University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey.
  • Altug, Dr Cevher Academic. Abant Izzet Baysal Univ, Chemistry Dep., 14000, Bolu, Turkey.
  • Annaorazov, Dr Murad P. Research Professor. Advanced Technologies Research and Development Institute, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, 10, Mersin, Turkey.
  • Arici, Dr Cengiz Associate Professor Dr.. Basic Science Research Group, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, Pk. 80 Tunus Street, TR, 06100, Kavaklidere, Turkey.
  • Armagan, Dr Nizamettin professor, retired. Fen Fakültesi, Ege Üniversitesi, Bornova, 35100, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Arslan, Professor Dr Hakan Professor. Chemistry, Mersin University, Ciftlikkoy Campus, Akdeniz, 33342, Mersin, Turkey.
  • Asker, Dr Erol Faculty. Necatibey Egitim Fakultesi, Balikesir University, -, Balıkesir, 10100, Balikesir, Turkey.
  • Aslantas, Dr Mehmet Associate professor. Physics, Avsar Kampusu, 46100, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
  • Atalay, Dr Sehriman (Şehriman) Associate Professor. Physics, Ondokuz Mayis University, -, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Avar, Dr Baris Assistant Professor. Physics, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Avsar Campus, 46100, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
  • Aycan, Mrs Tuğba Research assistant. Physics, Ondokuz Mayıs University, faculty of arts and sciences, atakum/Samsun, 55139, Kurupelit, Turkey.
  • Aydin, Professor Metin Associate Professor. Chemistry, Ondokuz Mayiz University, Kurupelit Kampüsü, Atakum, 55139, SAMSUN, Turkey.
  • Aygun, Dr Muhittin Assistant Professor. Physics, Dokuz Eylül University, Kaynaklar Yerleşkesi, Buca, 35160, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Aytaş, Professor Dr S. Işık associate professor, now deceased. Department of Physics, Marmara Research Institute, Gebze, -, Izmit, Turkey.
  • Badoglu, Mr Serdar Physics Engineer. Physics, Gazi University, Fen-Edb Fak, Fizik Bolumu, 06500, Teknikokullar, Turkey.
  • Baksan, Dr Bedri Assistant Professor. Institute of Metallurgy, Osmangazi University, Bati Meselik Kampusu, 26480, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • Barut Celepci, Dr Duygu Researcher and Lecturer. Dokuz Eylul University, Dokuz Eylul University, Deaprtment of Physics, Buca, 35160, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Büyükgüngör, Professor Dr Orhan Professor. Ondokuz Mayis University, Physics Dep., 55139 Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Buyum, Dr Muharrem researcher. Turkish Atomic Energy Agency(TAEA), Ankara Nuclear Research&Training Center, Material Research Department, (06100), Besevler/Ankara, Turkey.
  • Cakir, Mrs Asli Expert. arastırma Laboratuvarları merkezi, Mugla üniversitesi, 48000, Turkey, 48000, Mugla, Turkey.
  • Candan, Dr Murat research assistant. Hacettepe University, Department of Engineering Physics, 06532 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey.
  • Celik, Professor Dr Omer Academical Staff. Physics, Dicle University Education Faculty, Campus, Turkey, 21280, Sur-Diyarbakir, Turkey.
  • Ceylan, Professor Dr Mehmet academic member. Physics, Firat University, Arts and Sciences Faculty, -, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.
  • Chumakov, Professor Yurii Mikhailovich leading senior scientific. Physics, Gebze Technical University, Faculty of Science, Kocael&idot;, 41400, Gebze, Turkey.
  • Cinar, Mr Hakan MSc Student. Advanced Technologies, Anadolu University, Istiklal District Sokmen Street No:11/5, 26010, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • Colakogullari, Dr Mutlu lecturer. Physics, Trakya University, -, EDIRNE, 22090, Balkan Yerleskesi, Turkey.
  • Coruh, Dr Ufuk Associate Professor. Computer Education and Instructional Technology, OMU, The Faculty of Education, Atakum, 55200, SAMSUN, Turkey.
  • Demircioğlu, Dr Zeynep 'Lecturer' and 'Student'. Ondokuz Mayis University, Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ondokuz Mayıs University,TR-55139 Kurupelit, Turkey, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Demirtaş, Dr Güneş Research Assistant. Physics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Kurupelit, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Demirtaş, Miss Merve Student. Physics, Middle East Technical University, Cankaya, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Dilek, Dr Nefise Assist. Prof. Dr.. Physics, Aksaray University, Arts&Sciences Faculty, Aksaray, 68100, Aksaray, Turkey.
  • Dincer, Professor Dr Muharrem Lecturer. Department of Physics, Ondokuz Mayis University, Atakum, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Dinler-Doganay, Dr Gizem researcher. Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, 34469, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Durlu, Professor Dr Tahsin Nuri professor. Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Ankara University, Beşevler, 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
  • Eanes, Dr Mehtap Professor at a University. Izmir Yuksek Teknoloji Enstitusu, Fen Fakultesi Kimya Bolumu, Gulbahce koyu, Urla, 35430 Izmir, TURKEY.
  • Elerman, Professor Dr Yalçin professor. Department of Engineering Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Ankara, Besevler, 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
  • Elmalı, Dr Ayhan associate professor. Department of Engineering Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Ankara, 06100 Ankara, Turkey.
  • Emre, Dr Baris Engineering of Physics, Ankara University, Dogol Street, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ercan, Professor Dr Filiz associate professor. Hacettepe University, Department of Physics Engineering, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Erdem, Mr Talip Kaya Physics, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Erdönmez, Professor Dr Ahmet Professor. Ondokuz Mayis University, Fac. Of Art and Sciences, Department of Physics, 55139 Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Ergin, Professor Dr Omer professor. Fen Bilgisi Egitimi, Buca Egitim Fakültesi, Dokuz Eylül Universitesi, -, Izmir, -, BUCA, Turkey.
  • Gündüz, Hüseyin research assistant. Hacettepe University, Department of Engineering Physics, 06532 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey.
  • Gunes, Professor Dr Bilal Professor. Gazi University, Gazi Egitim Fakultesi, Fizik Egitimi Bolumu, 06500 Besevler, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Hökelek, Dr Tuncer Professor. Department of Engineering Physics, Hacettepe University, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Hopa, Mrs Cigdem Research assistant. Chemistry, Balikesir Univ. Art and Science Fac., Cagis campus, 10145, Balikesir, Turkey.
  • Ide, Professor Dr Semra Associate. Department of Engineering Physics, Hacettepe University, Beytepe, 06532, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kabak, Professor Dr Mehmet Professor. Engineering Physics, Ankara University, Faculty of Engineering, Tandogan, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kalender, Dr Leyla staff. Geology Engineering, Firat University, Zubeyde Hanim Avenue, -, 23119, Elazig, Turkey.
  • Kandil Ingeç, Dr Şebnem Associate Professor. Science Education, Physics branch, Gazi University, Beşevler, 06500, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kaplan Turkoz, Dr Burcu Assistant Professor. Department of Food Engineering, Ege University, Bornova, 35100, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Karadag, Mr Nazim Lecturer. IT, Sinop University, 57010, 57010, Sinop, Turkey.
  • Karayel, Mrs Arzu Researcher. Physics Engineering Department, Hacettepe University, Beytepe, Ankara, 06800, Cankaya, Turkey.
  • KAYNAK, Professor Dr Filiz Betul Faculty Member. Hacettepe University, Department of Engineering Physics, 06532 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kendi, Dr Engin professor. Department of Physics Engineering, Hacettepe University, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Kilic, Mr Mehmet Emin student. Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Cankaya, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Koktas, Serap Phd student. Physics, Dokuz Eylül University, Kaynaklar Yerleskesi / Buca, 35160, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Koşar, Başak physicist, Professor (Associate). Science Education, Sinop Üniversitesi, -, -, Sinop, Turkey.
  • Kose, Dr Muhammet Lecturer. Chemistry, K. Maras Sutcuimam University, 46100, 46100, K. Maras, Turkey.
  • Lider, Mr Mustafa Cem Student. Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Cankaya, 06700, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Navruz Özo&gcaron;ul, Professor Dr Nurten Associate Professor. Physics, Ankara University, Beşevler, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Nayir, Ms Nadire Research assistant. Physics, Middle East Technical University, University Quarter, Dumlupinar Boulevard, 06800, Cankaya/Ankara, Turkey.
  • Necefoglu, Professor Dr Hacali Professor. Department of Chemistry, Kafkas University, Fen-Edebiyat Fakultesi, 36100, Kars, Turkey.
  • Odabasoglu, Professor Dr Mustafa Researcher (Academic). Chemical Technology, Pamukkale University, Çamlar altı mah. Fakülte Sok., 20070, Denizli, Turkey.
  • Onur Şahin, Ezgi TA, student. Middle East Technical University (METU), -, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
  • ORTATATLI, Miss Seyma Student. Physics, Dokuz Eylül University, Tinaztepe, Izmir, 35160, Buca, Turkey.
  • OZ, Mr Erdinc Student. Physics, Inonu University, Main Campus, 44280, Malatya, Turkey.
  • Ozbey, Professor Suheyla Lecturer. Hacettepe University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozdamar, Mr Burak Research Assistant. Physics, Middle East Technical University, 06600, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Özda\;s, Professor Dr Engin Professor. Physics Department, Hacettepe University, 06800 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozenbas, Professor Dr Macit Professor. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Inonu Bulvari, 06531, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozgen, Dr Ozen Scientist. Biophysics, soft material science, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, 101 Hsin- Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, 30076, Hsinchu, Turkey.
  • Özkan, Professor Dr Hüsnü Professor, retired. Department of Physics, Middle East Technical University, Inonu Bulvari, 06531, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozkendir, Dr Osman Murat Assist. Prof. in Physics-Mersin University,Turkey. Physics, University of Mersin, Tarsus kampusu, Tarsus, PK 92, Mersin, Turkey.
  • Ozturk Kiraz, Dr Asli Research Assistant. Mrs. Asli Ozturk Kiraz, Pamukkale University, Department of Physics, 20070 Kinikli-Denizli/TURKEY.
  • Öztürk YILDIRIM, Professor Dr Sema Assistant Professor. Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey.
  • Piskin, Mrs Berke Research Assistant. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Metalurji ve Malzeme Müh. Oda:D-214 Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Cankaya, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
  • RECEPOGLU, Dr ERDAL Istanbul yolu 30. km. 06983 Saray- Kazan/ANKARA-TURKIYE.
  • SARI, Professor Dr Musa Professor. Physics Education, Gazi University, Beşevler, 06500, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Saygi, Dr Ceren PhD student. Apoptosis and Cancer Immunology Lab, Bogaziçi University, Kuzey Park Binasi #204, Bebek, 34342, Instanbul, Turkey.
  • Sayin, Miss Ceren Sibel Research Assistant. Physics Department, Middle East Technical University, Dumlupinar Bulvari No:1, 06800, Ankara/Cankaya, Turkey.
  • Sen, Miss Betul Dokuz Eylul University Department of Physics. Betül Şen, Dokuz Eylul University, Department of Physics, 35160 Tınaztepe, İzmir/ TURKEY.
  • Sengul (Şengül), Professor Dr Abdurrahman Professor. Inorganic Chemistry, Bülent Ecevit University (formerly Zonguldak Karaelmas University), Incivez, 67100, Zonguldak, Turkey.
  • Sevinçek, Dr Resul Senior Researcher. Physics Department, Dokuz Eylul University, Buca, 35160, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Soylu, Mrs Elif Hilal Ph.D Student. Faculty of Science & Literatur, Department of Physics, Karadeniz Technical University, Pelitli, 61080, Trabzon, Turkey.
  • Soylu, Dr Hüseyin professor, retired. Department of Science Education, Gazi University, Beşevler, 06500, Ankara, Turkey.
  • SOYLU, Professor Dr Mustafa Serkan Professor. Physics, Giresun University, Giresun Arts and Sciences Faculty, 28100, Güre Mevkii, Turkey.
  • Suzen, Dr Yasemin Assist. Prof.. Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry, Anadolu University, Tepebasi, 26470, Eskisehir, Turkey.
  • Tarımcı, Professor Dr Çelik Professor, emeritus (retired 2012). Engineering Physics, University of Ankara, Faculty of Sciences, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Tasci, Dr Emre Sururi Post Doctoral Researcher. Department of Physics Engineering, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Campus, Ankara, 06800, Cankaya, Turkey.
  • Tatar YILDIRIM, Professor Dr Leyla Professor. Department of Engineering Physics, Hacettepe University, Beytepe, 06532, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Tek, Mr Mustafa Middle East Technical University-Ankara-Turkey. Physics, Middle East Technical University, Dumlupinar Bulvari; No:1, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Temel, Abidin Prof. Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hacettepe University, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Temel, Dr Ersin Assist. Prof.. Electric and Energy, Giresun University, Giresun, TR28000, Giresun, Turkey.
  • Timunçin, Professor Dr Muharrem professor emeritus. Department of Metallurgical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, -, 06531, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Tosyali Karadag, Mrs Asli Lecturer. Physics, Ondokuz Mayis University, -, 55139, Samsun, Turkey.
  • Turfanda, Mr Aykut Student. Basak sok. No:39 D:9 Yeşilyurt, 34149, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ülkü, Professor Dr Dinçer professor. Department of Engineering Physics, Hacettepe University, 06532 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Usanmaz, Professor Dr Ali professor, retired. Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, -, 06531, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Uztetik Amour, Dr Ayşe assistant professor. Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 06531, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ya&gcaron;basan, Professor Dr Rahmi Professor. Başkent University, Bağlıca Kampüsü, Fatih Sultan Mahallesi Eskişehir Yolu 18. km 06790, -, Ankara, Turkey.
  • YALÇIN, Dr Şerife academic. physics, harran unıversity, osmanbey campus, 63300, şanlıurfa, Turkey.
  • Yavas, Professor Dr Omer Lecturer. Dept. of Eng. Physics, Ankara University, De Gol, Turkey, 06100, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Yazici, Ms Sebnem Physics graduate student. Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, 35430, Urla, 35430, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Yesilirmak, Dr Filiz Dede Post doc. Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Çankırı Caddesi, Çiçek Sokak, No:3, -, Ulus, Altındağ, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Yildirim, Dr Mustafa Senior Researcher. Electrical & Electronics Eng. Dept, Middle East Technical University, D-108, 06531, Ankara, Turkey.
  • YILMAZ, Professor Dr Veysel Turan Prof. Dr. Veysel Turan YILMAZ, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Uludag University, 16059 Gorukle, Bursa, TURKEY.
  • Zorlu, Dr Yunus Specialist-Academician. GYTE-Muallimköy kampüsü PK:141 41400 Gebze/KOCAELİ.

Turkey

This is a list of forthcoming meetings in Turkey that are recorded in the IUCr Calendar of Events. Please let us know of any that are missing by completing this form or sending an email to forthcoming.meetings@iucr.org.

Reports of past activities in Turkey

All events

This is a concise listing of all events in this country that are associated with the International Year of Crystallography 2014 and its follow-up initiatives.

12th May 2014 Powder Diffraction Course for MS and PhD Students Hacettepe University
15th May 2014 Residual Stress and Texture Analysis by X-ray Diyarbakir
16th May 2014 4th Turkish National Crystallographic Meeting Dicle University, Diyarbakır
23rd May 2014 Crystallography Day Istanbul
1st Sep 2014 Agilent OpenLab Turkey Izmir
14th Nov 2014 Treasure Hunt among Atoms Ankara
19th Jan 2015 PANalytical OpenLab Turkey Ankara
Istanbul: Crystal Growth Competition Istanbul

On the occasion of the International Year of Crystallography, the competition is jointly organizing by the Sainte Pulcherie High School and the Turkish Crystallographic Association in collaboration with several partners.

This Special Report was published in the IUCr Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 3 (2011).

Crystallography in Turkey

Crystallography became an independent scientific discipline in Turkey in the 1960's. Crystal geometry and optics were taught in the Geology and Mineralogy Depts. to prepare students for microscopic investigation of crystalline materials. In some departments, including the Mineral Research and Exploration Inst. of Turkey (MTA), X-ray powder diffractometers were used for materials identification. In physics and chemistry departments, crystal symmetry, physical and chemical properties of crystals were taught without structure analysis.

[Older equipment] [Kayseri participants]
Left: Some of the older equipment used for crystallography research in Turkey. Right: The participants of the 2nd National Meeting in Kayseri.

In the mid 1960's A. F. Cesur of Ankara U. started an X-ray crystallography laboratory which used photographic single crystal data collection techniques. In 1970, D. Ulku established a laboratory at Hacettepe U. in Ankara equipped with a 5 kW X-ray generator, a GE-SPG2 Spectrogoniometer with a quarter circle single crystal orienter, proportional and scintillation counters, and Wiessenberg, Buerger Precession and powder cameras. This laboratory has become the leading centre of X-ray crystallography in the country. The purchase of a CAD-4 diffractometer in 1992 attracted young scientists to do graduate work in X-ray crystallography. In 1999, a rotating anode X-ray generator was put in operation in the same department. Crystallography laboratories at Gazi, Erciyes, Ondokuz Mayıs and Atatürk U. were established by these young crystallographers who are very active in chemical crystallography today. Several X-ray single crystal and powder diffraction units are currently scattered across the country. University X-ray diffraction laboratories, dedicated to materials science research, also utilize crystallographic methods.

The SESAME (Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) Project, developed by UNESCO, will further expand crystallographic research in Turkey. SESAME, based in Jordan, will provide opportunities for research in structural molecular biology, environmental, surface and interface science, microelectromechanical devices, X-ray imaging, archaeological microanalysis, and materials characterization. The founding members of the project are Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestine Authority and Turkey. Turkey will be involved in building the protein crystallography and powder diffraction beamlines. Young Turkish scientists have benefited from extensive training in accelerator technology and applications at different European, US and Taiwanese Light Source laboratories (for more information, see: www.sesame.org.jo).

[Turkish logo]
[ECM25] Photos from the ECM25 Istanbul Meeting.

The Turkish Crystallographic Association (TCA; www.tucr.org), formed in 2001, presently has about 140 registered members, one fourth of whom are senior scientists. The TCA was accepted in the European Crystallographic Association at its General Assembly in Cracow in August 2001. TCA organizes biannual National Meetings and workshops. W. Duax, J. Glusker, G. Cascarano and P. Rizkallah attended the 2006 National Meeting held in Kayseri. The 25th European Crystallographic Meeting was organized in Istanbul in 2009 by TCA (IUCr Newsletter, Volume 18, Number 1, 2010).

[Hacettepe logo] [Hacettepe group] The Crystallography group and laboratory at Hacettepe University in Ankara.

The Crystallography Laboratory of Hacettepe U. in Ankara (contact: kendi@hacettepe.edu.tr) specializes in organic and inorganic compounds such as polynuclear coordination complexes of transition metals with unusual magnetic properties, inclusion compounds such as Hoffmann clathrates and crown ethers, phosphazene derivatives, intermetallic compounds, synthetic metallic materials, and pharmaceutical compounds (flavones, oxime ether derivatives, indoles, benzimidazoles, triazole and thiosemicarbazones). Protein crystallography has also begun in the lab (contact: sozbey@hacettepe.edu.tr). The plant lectins have been studied at Daresbury Laboratory, UK in collaboration with P. Rizkallah. The structures of neurotoxic peptides extracted from Turkish scorpions have been studied in collaboration with J. R. Helliwell from Manchester U. The first Turkish small and wide angle X-ray scattering system (Hecus SWAXS) was installed in the laboratory in 2009. SWAXS analysis of multicompartment micelles, lamellar liquid crystals, hydrogels, polymer coated magnetic nanoparticles, stimuli-responsive block copolymers, marble dust, nanocomposites, membrane interactions, teeth and spider silks are in progress (contact: side@hacettepe.edu.tr).

[AMRG logo] The Advanced Materials Research Group, Hacettepe University.

The scientific activities of the Advanced Materials Research Group (AMRG, www.imal.hacettepe.edu.tr; contact: ozdas@hacettepe.edu.tr) include the following four major research areas: intercalation compounds, graphite-like compounds, nanocarbon, and high-pressure and superconducting materials. Materials science research at AMRG addresses understanding the relationships between structural and material properties using powder, high-pressure and electron crystallography, and developing new synthesis and characterization techniques for advanced materials. The group is also in charge of the powder diffraction beamline at SESAME.

[Ankara logo]
[Materials lab] [NLO lab]
Left: The Material Research Laboratory, Ankara. Right: The Nonlinear Optics Laboratory, Ankara University.

The Material Research Laboratory at Ankara U., Ankara (contact: elerman@eng.ankara.edu.tr) collaborates with research centers in Germany on single and powder crystal diffraction analysis of electrical, magnetic and specific heat properties of mono- and hetero-crystals and rare earth alloys. They also perform research related to the production and characterization of rare earth-intermetallic magnetic compounds between 2 K and 350 K, magnetocaloric materials, hard and soft magnetic materials, magnetic sensor materials and nanomagnetism.

The Nonlinear Optics Laboratory (contact: elmali@eng.ankara.edu.tr) established in 2005 is equipped with a Spectra Physics femtosecond laser system, a Light Conversion Topas-C optic parametric amplifier, a Newport Helios spectroscopy system, a Quantel Briallant Nanosaniye laser system and a J. A. Woolaam M2000V spectroscopic ellipsometer for measurements of the second and third-order NLO properties and optical limiting behavior of organic thin films, carbon nanotubes, polymers, organic and organometallic compounds.

[Sabanci Uni logo] [Mol Biol lab Part a]
  The Molecular Biology Research Laboratory at Sabancı University.

Studies in the Molecular Biology Research Laboratory at Sabancı U., İstanbul (contact: zehra@sabanciuniv.edu) are focused on determining mechanisms of fundamental processes in living organisms, prediction of function from the 3D structure, and for engineering new systems via cloning, purification, characterization, and 3D structure determination using synchrotron X-ray solution scattering and diffraction techniques. The current applications include environmental pollution remediation and pathogen resistance in plants.

[Ondokuz Mayis Uni logo]
[Ondokuz Mayis lab] X-ray crystallography research at Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun.

The introduction of the IPDS II diffractometer with a low temperature apparatus in the Physics Dept. at Ondokuz Mayıs U. (OMU), Samsun, (contact: orhanb@omu.edu.tr) has allowed fourteen researchers from the academic staff as well as a number of MSc and PhD students to study organic crystals with non-linear optical properties, the biological activities of novel saccharin and acesulfame metal complexes, structural and magnetic properties of dimeric cyano complexes, supramolecular structures and crystal engineering. The academic staff in the Department cooperates with researchers from different areas of science.

[Anadolu Uni logo]
[Anadolu research group] [Anadolu lab]
Left: The Advanced Thin Film Research Group at Anadolu University, Eskişehir. Right: Research facilities at the Anadolu University, Eskişehir.

The Advanced Thin Film Research Group at Anadolu U., Eskişehir (contact: rmoksuzoglu@anadolu.edu.tr) was established in 2008 at the Dept. of Material Sciences and Engineering to study spintronics (spin valves and tunnel magnetoresistance) and photovoltaics (wide band gap semiconductors, complex metal oxide thin films). A self-designed multi-chamber sputtering tool with magnetic annealing oven is used for production of nanoscale/ultra thin film systems containing metal, semiconductor and insulator materials. Facilities for structural characterization of thin films include instruments for grazing incidence X-ray diffraction, X-ray reflectivity and rocking curve measurements and a scanning probe microscopy (AFM, STM, LFM).

[Middle East Technical Uni logo]

The Chemistry Dept. of Middle East Technical U., Ankara is involved in chiral synthesis of amino acids, drugs, biologically active compounds, biodegradable polymers, and natural products, the application of quantum chemical methods to spectroscopic studies, metal clusters and colloids, measurement and control of hazardous substances, and application and development of nuclear analytical, atomic spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for pollution studies and for analysis of trace elements in biological materials. In addition, low energy atom diffraction (LEAD), X-ray photoelectron diffraction, scanning probe microscopy and quartz crystal microbalance studies of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and organic semiconductor thin films are performed. The Central Laboratory is equipped with Rigaku Ultima IV X-ray diffraction system and provides services for the university.

[Erciyes Uni logo]

The X-ray Research Laboratory at Erciyes U., Kayseri (contact: akkurt@erciyes.edu.tr) operates an Enraf-Nonius Diffractis 583 X-ray generator, Weissenberg and Buerger Precession cameras, and one microdensitometer. The U. of Technology Research Center has a Bruker AXS D8 Advance X-ray powder diffractometer and a LEO 440 scanning electron microscope. The group members work on structures of organic and metal-organic compounds with medical and pharmacological properties, and quantum mechanical calculations of crystal phase identification and analysis.

[Kirrikale Uni logo]

In the X-ray Crystallography Laboratory at Kırıkkale U., Kırıkkale a full circle single crystal X-ray diffractometer Rigaku MSC/AFC-7s and a TEM were purchased in 1998 for studies including boron complexes obtained from acidic amines, amides and organics, Al and Cu based microstructures, and metallic borons.

[Dokuz Eylul Uni logo] [Dokuz Eylul group]
  Members of the X-ray Crystallography Laboratory, Dokuz Eylül University.

M. Aygün and his coworkers from the X-ray Crystallography Laboratory at Dokuz Eylül U., İzmir (contact: muhittin.aygun@deu.edu.tr) are interested in intermolecular interactions of N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) complexes with transition metals and the theoretical foundations of classical crystallography (CCr) and quantum crystallography (QCr).

Researchers at Dokuz Eylül U. have improved the solution of the phase problem with a new methodology called Generalized Classical Crystallography (GCCr) in which the tangent formula was recast in terms of perturbative contributions from various orders with the aid of information theory and a generalized polynomial equation satisfied by electron density in the unit cell. From a generalized point of view, conventional crystallography, zeroth order crystallography and higher order crystallographic studies are possible. In addition, a novel iterative scheme was developed for the application of Generalized Quantum Classical Crystallography (GQCr).

[Istanbul Uni logo] [Istanbul group] [Istanbul Uni]
Left: The research group at the Laboratory for Advanced Analysis, İstanbul University. Right: İstanbul University, İstanbul, Turkey.

Crystallographic work in İstanbul started in 2003 when the Advanced Analysis Laboratory was established at İstanbul U. (contact: ial@istanbul.edu.tr) with single crystal (Rigaku R-AXIS Rapid-S) and powder diffraction (Rigaku D-Max family) studies of natural and synthetic organic and inorganic molecules, and phase analysis of functional materials and clays.

[Ataturk Uni logo]

A crystallography laboratory in Atatürk U., Erzurum was established in the Organic Chemistry Dept. in 2005, where the synthesis of natural products, synthetic organic chemistry studies, asymmetric synthesis and mechanistic studies are conducted. Together with organic and inorganic compounds from other working groups, an average of 40-50 structures are determined per year.

[Balikesir Uni logo]
[Balikesir group] The X-ray research group at Balıkesir University.

A research group at Balıkesir U., Balıkesir (contact: hkara@balikesir.edu.tr) works on the structures and magnetic properties of novel polynuclear Schiff base transition metal complexes that have potential applications for storage of information at the molecular and nanoscale level. The group plans to develop new materials with novel magnetic properties, such as single molecule magnets, for technological applications.

Other institutions in Turkey that operate diffraction facilities

Some laboratories running X-ray diffraction facilities exist as research infrastructure of the Applied Physics and Material Science Depts. located at the Middle East Technical U. (Metallurgical & Materials Dept. and Central Research Laboratory), Anadolu U. (AUBIBAM, Eskişehir), Gazi U. (Semiconductor Tech. Adv. Research Laboratory), Harran U. (Urfa) and İzmir Inst. of Technology (Materials Research Centre, İzmir). In addition to these, there are many industrial institutions in Turkey including labs that perform powder diffraction for materials characterization and quality control, such as the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency, the General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration, the General Directorate of Highways and the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works.

Engin Kendi (kendi@hacettepe.edu.tr)

Photographic record of crystallographic activities in Turkey

The complete IUCr photographic archive includes thousands of photographs. Here we include a collection illustrating activities in this country. This image is selected randomly from the galleries listed below (Satellite Meeting on Symmetry and Crystallography in Turkish Art and Culture, 2009).
Let's Knot together.