The art of solving a structure from powder diffraction data has developed rapidly over the last ten years to the point where numerous crystal structures, both organic and inorganic, have been solved directly from powder data. However, it is still an art and, in contrast to its single crystal equivalent, is far from routine. The art lies not only in the correct application of a specific experimental technique or computer program, but also in the selection of the optimal path for the problem at hand.
|Print publication date: 2006||Print ISBN-13: 9780199205530|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205530.001.0001|