- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Crystallization theory
- 3 Practical methods of crystallization
- 4 Screening
- 5 Optimization
- 6 Strategies to apply when high‐quality crystals cannot be obtained
- 7 Membrane proteins
- 8 Alternative approaches
- 9 Experimental aspects
- 10 Analysis of the molecular short‐range order
- 11 Analysis of long‐range order
- 12 Macromolecular crystals and twinning
- 13 Other macromolecular crystal diffraction disorders
- 14 Degradation and improvement of crystal perfection
- 15 Unusual diffraction geometries
- 16 Making the most of difficult crystals — beamline and detector optimization
- 17 Protein powders — making the most of tiny crystallites in bulk
- 18 Complementary techniques
- 19 The X‐ray laser and the single molecule — no crystal needed?
- 20 Overall summary and future thoughts
- Glossary of abbreviations, terms and symbols
- (p.21) 2 Crystallization theory
- Macromolecular Crystallization and Crystal Perfection
Naomi E. Chayen
John R. Helliwell
Edward H. Snell
- Oxford University Press
A basic understanding of crystallization theory exists through the phase‐diagram description. More detailed theories are available but no one theory can currently predict crystallization behaviour. In this chapter we discuss the basic theory and present a typical phase diagram.
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