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Aperiodic Crystals: From Modulated Phases to Quasicrystals

Ted Janssen, Gervais Chapuis, and Marc de Boissieu

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567776
eISBN:
9780191718335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567776.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

Until the 1970s, all materials studied consisted of periodic arrays of unit cells, or were amorphous. In the last decades a new class of solid state matter, called aperiodic crystals, has been found. ... More


Crystals, X-rays and Proteins: Comprehensive Protein Crystallography

Dennis Sherwood and Jon Cooper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199559046
eISBN:
9780191595028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559046.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This book presents a complete account of the theory of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals with particular reference to the processes of determining the structures of protein molecules. The book ... More


Crystal Structure Analysis: Principles and Practice

William Clegg, Alexander J Blake, Jacqueline M Cole, John S O Evans, Peter Main, Simon Parsons, and David J Watkin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199219469
eISBN:
9780191722516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219469.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This book presents a less mathematical approach to X-ray crystal structure determination than is given in some detailed texts and concentrates on practical aspects. The book provides the necessary ... More


Conclusions

GAUTAM R. DESIRAJU and THOMAS STEINER

in The Weak Hydrogen Bond: In Structural Chemistry and Biology

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509707
eISBN:
9780191708206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509707.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

The weak hydrogen bond was first identified in 1935, but it was only in the early 1990s that it really permeated into the consciousness of chemists and biologists. It only seems natural that this ... More


Max Perutz and the SPSL

Georgina Ferry

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on Austrian-born molecular biologist Max Perutz (1914–2002). Perutz was one of twenty scientific refugees from continental Europe who went on to win Nobel Prizes. A chemist and ... More


Applications of the Pilot ACE and the DEUCE

Tom Vickers

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses applications of the Pilot ACE. These applications include linear equations, photogrammetry, traffic simulation, matrix programmes, demonstration programmes, and ... More


In-house macromolecular data collection

Mark R. Sanderson

in Macromolecular Crystallography: conventional and high-throughput methods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520979
eISBN:
9780191706295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520979.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

In the field of macromolecular crystallography, a renaissance occurred in data collection with the advent of two-dimensional area detectors. These rapidly superseded film cameras and diffractometers ... More


Solving the phase problem using isomorphous replacement

Sherin S. Abdel-Meguid

in Macromolecular Crystallography: conventional and high-throughput methods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520979
eISBN:
9780191706295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520979.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the theoretical basis of isomorphous replacement. It then discusses the selection of heavy-atom reagents, heavy atoms and their ligands, preparation of ... More


Getting a macromolecular model: model building, refinement, and validation

R. J. Morris, A. Perrakis, and V. S. Lamzin

in Macromolecular Crystallography: conventional and high-throughput methods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520979
eISBN:
9780191706295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520979.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter casts the high-throughput automation efforts being developed to meet the needs of Structural Genomics initiatives in the framework of an optimization problem. It gives a general overview ... More


RNA crystallogenesis

Benoît Masquida, Boris François, Andreas Werner, and Eric Westhof

in Macromolecular Crystallography: conventional and high-throughput methods

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520979
eISBN:
9780191706295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520979.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The number of RNA crystal structures has increased in an exponential manner mainly due to the fact that RNA is increasingly viewed as a predominant part of biological processes such as translation, ... More


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